Thursday, March 5, 2015

The fruit you were born to bear

The demands you cannot meet, the jobs you can't complete,
the people who are hard to love, the obstacles you cannot move --
abandon all, and sink into your heart,
and in the silent stillness there,
find peace and strength to know and do the tasks uniquely yours, 
the fruit you were born to bear.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Today, I'll just be grateful
for all the voices through the years
that kept me company and shared the journey,
even when it felt like we were only sitting still...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Come sit with me

Come. Step with me into that inner room,
that quiet space, where to-do lists and time
are locked outside the door, and though they knock
incessantly, we let them be.
Unclip the sheets on which you've been projecting
a steady stream of images (past and future)
and let them fall in puddles to the floor.
Just breathe, and let the gap between
the out breath and the in lengthen, and fill
the air around you with the scent of love.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Minuscule corrections

It's true: there will be obstacles --
some lesser, and some quite large --
yet still the spirit finds its way,
carving a path whose minuscule corrections
glisten in the light.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Simple pleasures

And here's my wish for you today:
that you will look, and watch, and watching, see
the simple pleasures that await
when we take time to look, and watch, and see.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Winter sun

Sometimes it's not the dark that looms most menacing,
but the unrelenting grayness of depression,
yet still the winter sun, so low and small in the December sky,
spreads her warm glow, tempting forth the seeds of spring.

Friday, February 27, 2015


When was the last time you felt complete,
so complete, nothing dared approach you?
... Nothing that could not do anything,
anything but adore you. 
Adore you.

-- Hafiz