Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Enjoying the Now

With a cat on my lap, I’m choosing not to move, 
So I’m shooting the sunrise over my shoulder — 
And then the fog rolls in, and it’s gone, 
As if to say, “This, too, shall pass,” 
Reminding us emotions, too, and pain, 
And situations, seasons, years — all pass, 
And soon the cat will leave my lap 
To chase a bug or tussle with his sister. 
Enjoy whatever’s now: appreciate 
The warmth of cat, 
The foghorns blaring in the distance, 
The comfort of an old familiar chair,
 A tasty cup of coffee, 
 Cooling in the morning breeze.

Monday, August 8, 2022

On boundaries

Wherever we are, no matter how comfortable, 
It’s natural to be curious 
 About what lies beyond our borders. 
That which protects us has often been set up mBy those who are wiser, more experienced, 
But not always. The ability to discern 
Which boundaries should be surmounted, 
And when, and which are better left in place 
Is an essential component of wisdom…

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Breathe out love

Set it aside, this knowing —
 That somewhere there are soldiers fighting; 
Somewhere there are children starving; 
Somewhere there are wildfires burning, 
So much darkness in the world — 
How can we go on? 
Set it aside, just for a moment, and breathe: 
Breathe in all the pain, the suffering and fear, 
And breathe out what hope and light 
You have to share. 
 Breathe out love: 
 The world is in dire need of love.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Let there be light

May whatever clouds lie on your horizon 
Be thin enough to let the light shine through.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Linked together

Yes, there is a long road before us, 
But we will not falter on the journey, 
Knowing we are all linked together 
In the silence of our ever-expanding hearts.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

The divine dance

Always seeking 
The threads that unite us 
In the divine dance of creation

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Infinite resourcefulness

The infinite complexity of sea, land, and sky 
Offers a reminder of the infinite nature 
Of our own inner resources. 
 You have everything it takes to get through this.