Saturday, August 31, 2019

Steaming toward the sunrise

The colors of the life we leave behind
will seem pale in contrast
to the life that’s yet to come.
Trust, be brave,
and keep steaming toward the sunrise.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Breathe and smile

However dark the skies,
however disheartening the news may be,
the rose still blooms her playful pink defiance,
proclaiming happiness, and love, and possibility.
Breathe in her cheery scent today, and smile.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The winds of change

Yes, the winds of change are strong:
Don’t be afraid, but use them to propel you
forward into your new life.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The more you own...

The more we own,
the more time and energy
we’ll need to spend maintaining it.
It’s that old conundrum: want vs. need...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Light at the end of the river of tears

For all who mourn a loss today —
whether parent, child, or sibling;
spouse, lover, or friend.
May the river of tears we shed together
carry our loved ones safely through
our mountains of grief
and spill them gently onto a welcoming shore.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Without a white knight...

How shall we proceed
if there’s no white knight
who’ll rush right in and save us?

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Say what you're meant to say

You have the power to let your voice be heard.
Use it wisely, and be sure
that what you’re saying is what you’re meant
to have said.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Overflowing with compassion

As water carves its way through rock,
may love for all creation
carve its way into our hearts
and leave us overflowing with compassion.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Waiting patiently...

In patience, we await new opportunities
to explore unfamiliar shores.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

One last hurrah

As the day draws to a close
the colors grow more intense:
one last hurrah,
before the darkness falls.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This, too, shall pass

Tie up your sails,
drop anchor, and wait out the storm.
This, too, shall pass...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Glow with your own unique inner light.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Ignite the world

Open yourself to divine inspiration:
Become the vessel to, through, and from which
revelation, compassion, joy and ingenuity flow.
Together, in concert with that divine source,
we can ignite our own souls and the world.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Drinking in the light

Today would be a perfect day
to just hang out,
drinking in the light...

Saturday, August 17, 2019

From the shores of wholeness

You are not as alone as you feel.
There’s always something reaching out to you
from the shores of wholeness,
longing to connect you once again.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Shaped by love

Shaped by love,
designed for the journey before us,
we wait in reflective stillness
for the inspiration to take up the oars
and embark on our next adventure.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Works in progress

Truth is,
we’re all works in progress,
filled with good intentions, but still imperfect.
Be kind to yourself, and to one another,
and do the best you can
with what you’ve managed to achieve so far.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The light at the root of your soul

Try to keep your focus
not on what’s bearing down on you,
but instead on what’s lifting you up:
that inner buoyancy that resists and believes;
the relentless, infinite, unfathomable light
that lives at the root of your soul.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Inspiring resilience

There will be days when death and loss
hit very close to home.
Do not let their proximity
inhibit your capacity to bloom:
By bravely blooming in the face of loss
we honor and remember
that which has gone before
and inspire the world around us to resilience.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Knitting our own prisons

Busily knitting ourselves protection against the unexpected,
We fail to see how successfully we’ve managed 
to box ourselves in...

(Cast glass sculpture: Cocoon, by Carol Milne)

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The beauty that is now

Look around you:
Things are always evolving, each minute
different from the next. And yes,
some moments are more beautiful than others.
Stay focused anyway: if you spend your time
remembering the past or imagining the future,
you just might miss the beauty that is now...

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Waves of illumination

Like rocks on a thirsty shore,
we hungrily await the waves of illumination...

Friday, August 9, 2019

Infinite oneness

Rest in the moment, rocked by the waves
of the infinite oneness underlying all experience.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

You CAN make a difference

As the sea reflects the colors of the sky,
so those around you will reflect
the colors of your moods.
You CAN make a difference.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hope rises like a flame

Out of the darkness,
Hope rises like a flame:
A prayer ignited and fueled by the light
that lies at the root, at the source of all.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Alone but never lonely

Sometimes it’s good to just sit back and chill out...
Alone doesn’t have to feel lonely.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Not asking for what we need

How often we get the world upside down;
growing angry with others
for things they didn’t do or say
when really the root of the problem
is our own failure to ask for what we need,
preferring instead to righteously assume
that the other person should just know.
For all the times I’ve done that? I’m sorry...

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Carved by loving hands

How many times have I walked by this door,
and never really looked at it?
How is it I never noticed how amazingly beautiful it is?
Take a minute today to step out of your head,
out of your preoccupation with what’s ahead,
or what you’ve left behind,
and notice what’s right here, right now,
the beautiful opportunity that is offered you,
carved by loving hands into the present.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The love that lies beneath

Take some time today
to touch into the deeper reality of things.
It may not be pretty.
but in stripping away that rough surface,
you may expose the solid core
of love that lies beneath...

Friday, August 2, 2019

Plans and limitations

The most important lesson my art has taught me is this:
If we determine what we want to achieve
when we start out, then all we’ve done
is to limit where we end up.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

All stages of growth are beautiful

Whether you’re budding, blossoming,
or in full bloom, you’re beautiful —
and right where you need to be!