Sunday, October 19, 2014

On a bed of clouds

Let's build our lives on a bed of clouds
to cushion our assumptions
so when we do fall in
to foolish judgments of right and wrong
we bounce right back to that open space 
where everyone has a reasonable point of view...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A prayer

A prayer today:
For all who walk
the long dark path
of suffering --
of loss, or grief,
or fear,
or pain;
for all who face despair --
that waiting at the end
of that long dark trail,
there might be a haven of safety,
a place of light,
of hope,
of health,
which they might know
as home.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Speak for yourself!

It was great to be back in the studio again this week, after a three week absence, and fun to see where my brushes would take me.  This one declared itself to be done after I added that circle: I tried three times to add another circle, but each time it was just... wrong.

So I guess the painting speaks for itself -- I'm just not all that sure what it's saying -- except, perhaps, that Halloween is approaching...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The road to compassion

Our chief challenge on the road to compassion
is to discover and explore,
to honor; to encourage, and express
the unique essential balance of human and divine 
that defines and blesses 
each and every being on this planet. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This candleflame instant

"As essence turns to ocean,
the particles glisten.
Watch how in this candleflame instant
blaze all the moments you have lived."

-- Rumi

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


When we are centered, still and calm,
darkness becomes the lace that graces
the edges of our lives
and light the destination 
toward which the soul inclines.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The roots of our anguish

When the tides of good fortune recede
and the roots of our anguish lie exposed,
what then?
How will we continue
to find nourishment for our souls?