Monday, April 30, 2018

How small we are

There are many things that traveling can teach us,
but surely one of the most important lessons we can learn
is how truly small we are in the context 
of this larger world of ours...

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Seeing with the eyes of now

Though we look into the future,
we are seeing with the eyes of now.
Just trust that you're doing the best you can
with what you know in this moment: It's all good.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Find comfort in the fog

From this I will draw comfort:
that whatever happened the night before,
whatever fog descends upon my soul,
in the morning the ducks will still explore the pond.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The blooming of the world

Each element -- however small --
has its role to play
in the blooming of the world...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Where lies truth?

So --if things in the distance are hazy,
And things that are close look distorted,
How will we judge what is true?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Just gotta squawk

Some days you just gotta squawk at the world...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The truth that lies beneath

There are so many layers to any experience, any interaction.
Don't be afraid to look below the surface: 
what you see does not always reflect 
the truth that lies beneath.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Patience and persistence

The constant rush of waves and shifting sands
can split even the hardest stone.
Patience and persistence
will help us meet our goals...

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sun behind the clouds

Even on the darkest days
when you can't see any way out,
the sun still hides behind the clouds,
and occasionally breaks through.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Listen for the peace

Close your eyes, open your heart, and listen:
Listen for the spark that fuels humanity.
Listen for the truth that drives us forward into light.
Listen for the love that cradles us when we fall.
Listen for the peace that lies beneath the waves.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lessons to be learned

What if, instead of turning your back on your pain,
you could face it and ask what it has to teach you?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Growing into the light

Lift up your eyes and dry those tears:
we're all growing into the light.
What branches we lose along the way
let that much more light through to those around us.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Breathe in, and breathing in, breathe in a different point of view.
Hold paradox: hold possible two truths -- one old, one new.
And now breathe out, and breathing out,
breathe out the harmony that pours through you...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Promise of Christmas

The camellias in my yard are blooming,
breathing the promise of Christmas into Spring.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Divine inspiration

Whatever magnificence we bring into the world,
comes through us, never from us: we are the classic Aeolian Harp,
making music when the spirit blows through our strings.
So -- what if what we tell ourselves as artists isn't true?
What if the times we least want to create 
are the times when we most need to?

Saturday, April 14, 2018

We are the stripes

If truth is the zebra in the room, and we're all blind -- 
no wonder we can't see that dark and light can coexist; 
that we are stripes on the body of humanity.

Friday, April 13, 2018


We will only become more fully human
when we make the effort to comprehend
how others may be thinking or feeling.

Thursday, April 12, 2018


As long as we filter what we hear
Through what we believe,
The truth will continue to elude us...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


What is it, that has you all tied up in knots,
not knowing which way's up, or where to go?
What patience will it take, to find your way
to the root of the problem?
Never fear: persevere!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Promptings of the heart

Some things are such a part of us,
we cannot run away and hope they will not follow --
it only helps to sit, and listen to the promptings of the heart.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Stay alert

Stay alert; be watchful,
And hold on to your dreams...

Sunday, April 8, 2018

When opposites attract

From thesis and antithesis
To synthesis: that is the journey.
When opposites attract,
Something new and wonderful is born..

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Promise of the light

Waiting in the dark, 
buffeted by rain and wind,
Not knowing what comes next,
We learn to trust the promise of the light.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Opening to the world

However closed we are in spring, protecting all we know,
all we believe: with time there will be opening --
to thoughts we never planned to think and lives we'll never lead;
a time when we let go, releasing love into the world.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Holy in the ordinary

Illumination may alight in the most ordinary circumstance;
it blesses the simple as well as the sublime.
Wait, and watch;  be open to the moment,
and what arises may surprise you.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

At the edge of impossible

Come: let us stand together
at the edges of impossible,
and then we'll wade together,
out into the sea of wonder...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Let the spirit pour

Open to the silence.
Let the spirit pour through us, 
carving ever deeper channels 
in the bedrock of our hearts.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Muting reality

Despite our noble resolutions,
It seems all too easy to get sucked in
To the allure of our screens.
And when we do, we mute the call of reality...

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Wherever you find yourself this morning, 
I hope you also find peace.