Thursday, May 31, 2018

A deep reservoir of calm

Peace be with you; may stillness float along 
the marrow of your bones and fill your veins,
building a deep reservoir of calm
to help you meet the challenges of the day to come.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Infinite resourcefulness

Everywhere we look, nature is showing us
her infinite resourcefulness.
When will we come to understand
the infinity of our own internal resources?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Reflecting on our inner landscape

A little reflection is good for the soul --
Just to remind us 
which parts of our inner landscape 
Are straight, and which are a bit bent...

Monday, May 28, 2018


Sometimes what we need more than anything is space.
Space to play. Space to make mistakes. 
Space to dream. Space to imagine.
Space to forgive, to release and let go...

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Transforming energy

Fear and anger are really the same energy:
one is channeled inward, the other directed out.
What if you found a way to convert that energy to fuel;
Transformed it into growth, creativity -- or love?

Saturday, May 26, 2018

To accumulate or to launch

It's wise, of course, to be prepared;
to have everything in readiness --
but at some point you'll need to take that final step,
to launch, and risk inundation...

Friday, May 25, 2018

A gem of illumination

Nestled deep in the tangle of the ordinary
There is always some small gem of illumination.
Keep looking. Find it. 
And let its beauty feed your soul.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sometimes the heart must shatter

Can we look beyond those nasty cracks on the surface,
the way everything we know is falling apart,
to the new life pushing through below the changes?
Sometimes the heart must shatter to make room for love...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Love anyway

Inevitably, those we love will make choices 
we would not have made. Love them anyway -- 
and let those choices -- and your reactions --
illuminate the shadows in your own soul.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Inside looking out

There lives within us something 
that is inside, looking out
through a framework of experience and expectations...

Monday, May 21, 2018

A resonance of spirit

Stand here. Drink in
The water and the light,
And feel the echo deep within your soul:
Like calling to like: a resonance of spirit.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The nature of things

You know you'll need to clear the table
before you can set it again for your next meal.
You know you'll need to cook before you can eat.
Why resist these natural progressions? Enjoy each phase,
remembering that each leads to the next...

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Blessings in uncertainty

Uncertainty holds within its tension
Potential, and possibility -- and hope.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Some lives in shadow

At any given moment,
some lives will be in shadow
while others live in light. 
Be patient; with time and the seasons
the balance is sure to change.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Though we cannot end world hunger
we can still make time to feed one another.
And though we cannot bring world peace,
we can share what peace we can with those around us.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dance into the light

Even though she's dying,
Cut from her roots and stuffed into a vase,
She spreads her fragile skirts in joy
And dances into light.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The stones in her path

Always remember: it's the stones in her path 
that lend depth to the river's song.

Monday, May 14, 2018

What bothers us?

It's an undeniable fact of human life: that little things, 
up close, have a way of looming large, and large things -- 
as long as they're at a distance -- seem to fade into the horizon. Which bothers you more: the small rock in your shoe, 
or the war that's fought two continents away?

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Mothering is like making music:
Providing the bass and chords to allow
Another person's melody to shine...
Thank you to all the mothers, 
male and female, in my life!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Just lie here

I'm not sure what your plans are for the day,
but I think I'll just lie here and enjoy the flowers...

Friday, May 11, 2018

Still your heart

Still your heart, that your life may
more perfectly reflect
the beauty that surrounds you.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Through the dark places

The truth of the matter is this:
sometimes we have to go through some pretty dark places
to get to the other side. It's just a part of the journey.
Be patient with the darkness: this, too, will pass...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A storehouse of hope

Nestled deep in the field of daily lives,
behind the shoulds and to-dos,
a storehouse of hope offers nourishment:
spend time there, and let it fuel your days and your dreams.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


The truth is -- sometimes even the angels 
grow tired and dispirited...

Monday, May 7, 2018

Golden lessons

I've asked the poppies to teach me
How to live right here, right now,
And trust that I'll have what I need
To bloom again tomorrow...

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Born to Dance

Our souls need light and nourishment;
the scent of possibility -- but all of that and more resides
deep within the chambers of our heart:
a bread that never stales, a guiding hand that never falters,
an arboreal wisdom that will carry us and marry us to light,
and a covenant that reminds us we are golden, we are loved,
and we were born to dance among the stars.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The island within

Some part of each of us is an island --
grounded, steady, and true --
it's that from which we set out in the morning,
and that to which we return at the end of the day.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Simple beauty

Try not to be so focused
on the goal that lies ahead
that you miss the simple beauty
of the flowers that light your path...

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A memory of love

It matters not, how fiercely we protect and guard
the blooms of spring: eventually they'll fade,
their blossoms fall, and all we thought to save
will now be gone, and just a memory of love.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

When light breaks in

Close your eyes, breathe deep,
and open, open your heart.
Feel the warmth and love
when light breaks in...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Petals on the wind

We gather, like white flowers in a field,
and having shared our stories,
we bloom and drift away,
fluttering; petals on the wind.