Thursday, October 31, 2019


A smile from a stranger
can be an incredible gift.
Why not take a minute to pass it on?

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The clay we're given

The events and challenges of our lives
Become the clay from which we fashion
What gifts we have to offer back.
When will we work with the clay we’ve been given,
And what will we make of it?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A discipline of presence

Contemplative photography
Is a discipline of presence:
A way of noticing what’s right in front of you;
Of appreciating the beauty of the dailiness of life;
Of giving it voice, and letting it draw you
into a world of possibility.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The road before you

Whatever load you’re carrying,
May the road before you be safe and smooth.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Let your uniqueness shine!

Where, when, and with whom
Can you be most yourself;
Will your uniqueness shine most brightly?
And how will you carry that strong sense of self
Into the rest of your day?

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Straddling two worlds

As humans we are almost always called
To straddle two worlds:
The inner, where we set our intentions,
And the outer, where we do our best
To act on those intentions.
The trick is finding a balance between the two.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Imprint of a life

Those who have fallen
Have not yet faded from our memories
But linger, the subtle imprint of a life
Resting gently against the hard reality of loss.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Access your inner lion

Feeling a little cowardly about something?
Maybe it’s time to access your inner lion
And take that risk!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Have patience

Have patience:
what life so rudely strips away
May soon reveal the deeper current
Of life and love that lies beneath.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Waiting to be heard

Each of us has a unique song to sing.
As the day fades into evening,
How much music have you poured into the world,
And how much is still waiting to be heard?

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Calm waters will return

Both good and bad times
Seem to come in waves —
Some rough, some smooth,
But always passing through to what comes next.
Our job is to stay afloat and trust
Calm waters will return.

Friday, October 18, 2019

The fruits of failure

Every failure bears its fruit:
The seeds for our success.
We have only to ask one another,
“What did we learn from this?”

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Wishing you safe travels

Wherever your travels take you today,
I wish you safe transit and sunny skies.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Blessed imperfection

In your search for perfection,
Don’t be afraid to love your imperfections,
For they, too, have something to teach you.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A beacon of promise

Through all of life’s complexity
Let hope shine like a beacon of promise:
That we are not alone, and we are loved.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thirsting for the light

Whatever color we may be,
it’s important to remember
We share the same roots and branches,
Drink the same rain,
Hunger for the same light...

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Calm at the root of being

Take some time today to center yourself.
Breathe with the clouds,
Imagine the feel of grass on your feet,
Drink in the light...
Greet whatever challenges you face
From that calm place at the root of your being.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Let the wind fill your sails

Don’t be afraid, but stand tall
And let the wind fill your sails.
You were made for just this moment;
Just this opportunity: sail on; sail on!

Friday, October 11, 2019

What if?

What if we let ourselves float in the trust
That what is happening now is meant to be?
What could we learn from simple acceptance?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sharing your color

From bud to bloom to fallen flower,
She’s always been where she was born to be,
Drinking in the light and sun
And giving back what color she has to share
Until she fades into the earth from which she came.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

May compassion bring joy

May compassion fill their hearts
With as much joy as we find
In the breathtaking rainbow of dawn.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Open the gate

Open the gate of your eyes:
Enlightenment, heaven, all you seek
Is right here, right now.
No one is — or should be — excluded...

Monday, October 7, 2019

Ever vigilant

There is a part of us
That stands, ever vigilant,
Determined to protect
From what we do not know or cannot trust.
Each step away from that stance
Can bring us closer to freedom.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The spirit waits...

Hidden in the complexity of each moment,
The spirit waits, breathing life and revelation
For those who take the time to watch,
and to listen.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

The invitation to reconnect

We are all born connected to the Source,
And then with time and maturation we break away.
It then becomes an act of will to reconnect,
But the invitation is always there —
In the warmth of the sun,
the generosity of the rain,
And the tender embrace of the earth.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Not alone

She may be an island, but she is not alone.
She is cradled by the sea
and caressed by the clouds;
She’s given birth to a tree,
And the land that gave her life
Still lies nearby, and watches over her.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Learn compassionate acceptance

As we become more attuned to self,
We begin to understand
Which part of what we present to the world
Is rooted and growing in awareness
And which is crafted from experience.
The next step is to learn
Compassionate acceptance for each.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Buoyed by the light

Though the waters may be dark,
We paddle on, buoyed by the light...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Come into the light

The door’s unlocked; you’ve been set free.
Come out into the light!