Saturday, June 30, 2018

The cycle of remorse

The cycle of remorse -- the incident that hurts,
the anger in response and then the guilt for feeling angry --
is such an elaborate construct,  all concocted in our heads;
so many layers, all rooted in the fear we'll never get
the love, respect, or sustenance we crave...

Friday, June 29, 2018

Perfectly designed

Like ferries, people come in lots of different shapes and sizes.
Instead of bemoaning your own particular size or shape,
why not assume you were perfectly designed
for the task you're meant to do?

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Temptations everywhere

Just because you appreciate it;
just because it makes your heart sing --
that doesn't necessarily mean you need
to purchase, own, or maintain it...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Before the blossoming returns

Everything, even friendship, has its seasons --
a time to bud and flower, a time to shed illusions,
a time of quiet reminiscence and reflection
before the blossoming returns...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Paddling together

We find our joy in connection,
in paddling together as life takes us through the light
and into darkness, and then back to light again.

Monday, June 25, 2018

the beauty that surrounds us

When we learn to see the beauty that surrounds us,
even a simple blue reflection
 in a ditch in a field
can bring us joy.

Sunday, June 24, 2018


We may come in all shapes and sizes,
and have lots of different roles to play,
but this is our shared home; it's where we rest:
a community, content to float together in this space.

Saturday, June 23, 2018


Rejoice, rejoice, in simple things:
the way the mountains glow as you head home,
the arc of clouds, the blue of sky,
the friends who keep us company as we roam.

Friday, June 22, 2018

The dogwood and the rose

Listen to the music of the dogwood and the rose;
let them teach you what it means to deeply love...

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Prayer as a mixed message

Prayer is often a bit of a mixed message --
we open our hearts, yet keep their contents hidden;
hang our thoughts and worries out to dry, 
but fail to welcome in the presence that enlightens...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

At the core of every heart

At the core of every heart -- even your own --
there lies a prayer.
Grounded in innocence and wisdom, it calls out,
seeks out the truth, speaks like to like in love.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The absence and return

Life comes in waves, and circles round,
the seasons come and wash upon the shore
to slide away and then roll in again. 
Revel in the splash, the swell; the absence and return.

Monday, June 18, 2018

What we value

What is it that you value most?
What's golden to you may just be something 
someone else would just describe as yellow.
Don't let that make it less valuable to you.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The arc of time

In the course of any given day, some part of life 
will be fully lit while others are still in shadow,
hands cupped, and waiting for the light. Be patient: 
in the arc of time that radiance will come again to you.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

What bright truth?

What is it that you see that no one else observes?
What bright truth is visible to your eyes alone,
and how will you share that understanding with the world?

Friday, June 15, 2018

Never ordinary

You may think of yourself as ordinary, 
But in my eyes you are glowing
with life and beauty.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

A narrow viewpoint

Watching from the safety 
of our own unique perspectives,
we might assume we're seeing 
everything there is to see..

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

All that you've been given

May the fog of indecision lift,
and the day spread out before you
with an open invitation to appreciate 
all that you've been given, here and now.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sometimes the dark

Sometimes it takes the dark 
to make you appreciate the light...

Monday, June 11, 2018

Safe Travels

Safe Travels today, wherever your path may take you...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

In the shade of trust

Come sit a while in this quiet place with me.
Set aside the heat of all those resentments and irritations,
and linger in the shade of trust,
the cool of knowing we're watched over, and loved.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Lift your hearts

We lift our hearts to the light,
welcoming the dawn of a new day.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Wisdom of the birds

Let us listen to the wisdom of the birds:
alert, watchful, and ever present,
undistracted by the machinations of the mind,
they know first hand their oneness with all being.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Home to joy

And then at last, at the end of the day,
we run home to joy and love...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The call of desire

For those of us who long to feel safe,
It takes courage to heed the call of desire;
To bloom when everything in us
Seems eager to stay curled in a bud...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Beauty in balance

The dark, the light, the in-between --
It takes a balance of them all
To bring out the beauty in each.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Moving toward the light

The obstacles ahead all seem to shrink
as we move inexorably toward the light...

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Closing the gap

Born into oneness, we chose our separate ways
and yet at heart are still so much alike.
When will we find a way
to reduce the gap between us?

Saturday, June 2, 2018


Each of us, distracted,
on our way to other places, other tasks,
Might see that brief moment of connection 
As a reminder: the world is so much larger
Than we know or comprehend...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Rising to the light

... and that's the hope, isn't it --
that, whatever we encounter along the way,
we're always, always, rising to the light...