Sunday, November 28, 2021

A quiet place

Whatever your temple, I hope you find 
A place of quiet to breathe in today, 
And a taste of light in the cold and gray.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

Peace be with you

How can we avoid getting caught 
In the whirlwind that Christmas has become? 
How can we protect what quiet time we have 
From the thoughts of preparations 
 That insist upon intruding? 
Let peace and silence be your oxygen mask, 
And keep breathing…

Thursday, November 25, 2021

In gratitude

Looking back along the road 
We’ve walked so far this year, 
Hearts overflow with gratitude 
 To see how far we’ve come, 
And that we have survived, and found 
New ways to cope and bless the world 
Around us. And, looking forward, 
 We can dream of finding ways 
 To bridge the gap between 
 Our neighbors and ourselves; 
To open hearts, dismantle walls, 
And build community.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Those golden moments

Like the sun, 
The spotlight of spiritual well-being 
 Is always moving. 
For every day the light seems to hit just right; 
For every day we know we’re in the zone, 
Following the path we were born to follow, 
There will be many more where we feel 
Lost or confused, 
 Abandoned by the very hope 
That brought us to this place, 
Yet still we bow our heads 
And lean into that silent space, 
Knowing those golden moments 
Are worth the wait.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The roots are more complex

When the roots of our issues are exposed, 
We find they’re often far more complex 
Than we might have anticipated; 
Complexities often triggered 
By a determination to survive 
Despite overwhelming obstacles…

Monday, November 22, 2021

For all who travel alone

In a week designed to celebrate 
 Community and family and survival, 
We remember all of those who travel alone…