Friday, April 28, 2017

What we seek


What is it you've been searching for,
and why have you not realized
it's right here, where you are, right now?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Just another fantasy


Some days, meditation feels
Like just another fantasy:
You create this lovely welcoming space,
Then wait for some enchanting spirit
That never quite arrives...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What seems like a weed


What seems like a weed to you
might prove a tasty delicacy to someone else.
Don't assume that just because 
something is not to your liking
it therefore has no value...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The tangled heart


Don't be afraid to venture 
Into the tangled forest of your heart:
There's beauty there, and dark, and light,
And secrets you were born to unravel.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A journey of your own


Never forget, when admiring others' journeys,
that you, too, are traveling on a journey of your own.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Simple pleasures


I'm grateful for the simple pleasures:
for the beauty  of the tulips, 
The glory of a sunny day,
and for the time and thought 
and tender care 
Of such devoted gardeners.

The urge to protect


The aged may grow stiff and gnarly,
Crippled by time and the elements,
But we never lose that urge 
to protect the young.