Friday, January 18, 2019

Mary Oliver

Sigh. Mary Oliver is gone.
Even the animals are feeling it —
“The fires
and the black river of loss...”

Thursday, January 17, 2019


At the end of the day I ask myself:
Was I true to myself? Was I honest?
Did peace and acceptance flow through me
and out into the world? And if not —
Can I forgive myself and resolve to try again?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Yes or no?

Do yourself a favor: don’t say yes
When you really want to say no.
Those inadvertent yes’s can cast
Incredibly long shadows...
(and don't say no when you really want to say yes!)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wisdom in your dreams

Listen for the wisdom in your dreams:
They may illuminate the path
to a brighter, lighter, more colorful future.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Glow anyway

Life can get messy and complicated:
Glow anyway. Do your best, and try to stay
connected to that which feeds you.
Some days the only reward for breathing is air.

Sunday, January 13, 2019


What light you see in me is but a wobbly reflection
of the One True Light, just as
the faults we see in others serve as mirrors
for the faults we can’t acknowledge in ourselves.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Infinite resourcefulness

Look around you, at all the different ways
of being in the world — each so fascinating;
each so complex. The infinite resourcefulness
of all this creativity is astounding — and humbling...