Monday, October 5, 2015

When passion starts to ebb...

Sometimes, when the passion
just doesn't seem to be there,
adding some subtle boundaries can help.
Some fires burn all the brighter
when contained...

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Become the moon

Don't be afraid of the dark that lies ahead:
think of it as your chance to become the moon.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Take a stand

Though we long for a quiet place,
a shelter from the storm,
a chance to sit in quiet contemplation,
there will be times when we have no choice
but to step outside and take a stand
for justice, or truth or simply what we know 
just has to change.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The work of winter

As we begin again, this annual cycle,
of losing light, and losing leaves,
it's time again for stillness and reflection --
on what was lost, and what we hope to gain
as darkness closes in, and chill pervades.
What will be the work of the winter to come,
the work that keeps us occupied and warm,
that fuels creative fires and brightens life
in the absence of the sun?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rage and Gratitude

Fury's never a comfortable emotion.
But if it can be expressed -- in whatever way 
is safest, best, and most effective for you -- 
it can be converted into fuel for gratitude.
How will you manage that conversion,
that metanoia of the heart,
next time you're ablaze with rage?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Every day's an invitation

Every day's an invitation, as the light begins to rise,
to look at your surroundings anew;
to see what's bloomed since last you paid attention,
to see what might be dying, or what's ripe for the plucking;
new fruits to feed your soul, new stumbling blocks,
new paths when all the old ones have grown stale...
perhaps today you'll walk another way.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The forest of regret

Don't be afraid to venture into 
The forest of regret -- 
there's much it has to teach you.
But don't camp there for the night
Or build yourself a shelter there:
Prolonged exposure can be hazardous to your health.