Thursday, September 20, 2018

Imagine...


Imagine a world where we could all agree
On what was true, and what was simply
A reflection of our own selfish desires...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The gift of loneliness


Think of your loneliness as an opportunity
To tenderly cradle and gently reassure
the anxious and vulnerable
Elements of your own soul.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Taking the long view


While we rejoice in the calm of the present
And the beauty of the late summer garden,
Keep us mindful of the storms in the distance
And the clouds that haunt the horizon.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Journey into Wonder


When we open ourselves to the creative process,
Allow it to flow through us and onto
the canvas or page, screen or stage,
We embark on a journey into wonder.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

You can become all flame


My garden and I
Are both moving into autumn.
Together we are turning into flame...

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Coming storms


Watching the news we fear for all
in the path of the coming storms...

Friday, September 14, 2018

Welcome the rain


Be like the plants, and welcome
Not just the golden caress of sun
But the darkness and the rain as well:
Each brings us gifts to feed and grow the soul.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Let's all stick together


If we all stick together,
we might find it easier
to ride out the storms...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Be mindful of the world beyond your own


Be mindful today of those who shaped
the bricks that line your path;
who picked your cotton, grew your food,
and wove the colors in your rugs,
for they, too, have families, and dreams.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Relentless troubadour


Each item we acquire may mean
something someone else can never own.
How can we ignore the relentless troubadour of acquisition
and maintain a healthy balance 
between haves and the have nots?

Monday, September 10, 2018

Longing for a simpler life


Some days the longing grows acute
for the long-lost pleasures
of a simpler life...

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The dahlia's gratitude


My dahlia folds her petals
In a prayer of gratitude
For the long-awaited rain.
What are you grateful for today?

Saturday, September 8, 2018

From irritation; sweetness


The humble, thorny, blackberry,
Annually reminding us
That even the most irritating and invasive
Can still bear fruit and bring
Astounding sweetness to our lives...

Friday, September 7, 2018

Cultivating compassion


I know you see the anger, but can you listen
for the fear that lies beneath?
Such listening can give rise
To compassion.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Below the depths


We all of us have our murky depths —
You’re each much deeper than I’ll ever know.
Yet still, below those depths, there lies
The clarity and light that connects us all...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

I am the bowl of ocean


I am the bowl of ocean:
Fill me with your song, and let
The waves of harmony spill out
And irrigate the world.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

What would you do differently?


What would you do differently today
If you finally understood
That you are bright enough, beautiful enough,
Brave enough, and good enough?

Monday, September 3, 2018

What we choose to remember...


Could we, instead of remembering,
endeavor to forget 
what our differences might be,
and simply... just appreciate what is?

Sunday, September 2, 2018

A change in the weather



Somewhere not too far away
The sun is shining, and somewhere
Not too far from there it rains.
Whatever the weather where you are,
Keep trusting that at some point it will change.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Getting to the heart of forgiveness


Try to look beyond the swirl
Of emotional responses
To the bright and vulnerable heart
That lies beneath — and then forgive.