Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Unnecessary losses

Prostrate with grief, 
We lie upon the ground and mourn 
Unnecessary losses; 
The ignorance and cruelty, 
The selfishness and greed which cut 
So many lives short before their time. 
When, O when, will we humans learn 
To see each life as part of a shared whole?

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Singing your song

It becomes progressively easier 
To sing the song we were born to sing 
As we release the need to be 
Anything other than who we were born to be.

Monday, June 28, 2021

A touch of coolness

For all who suffer in the heat of summer, 
A touch of icy coolness. 
That for which we long 
Can be found within our hearts 
And made manifest in the work 
To which we’re born…

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Morning has broken

“Morning has broken, like the first morning; 
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird 
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning, 
Praise for them springing fresh from the world.”

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Waves of peace

May peace flow over you, 
Sparkling with delight 
Like the waters of the sea…

Friday, June 25, 2021

Dark and light together

Just remember — 
It takes clouds to make a sunset truly spectacular, 
And the true magnificence happens 
Just as the light is going away. 
It’s the interaction of dark and light 
That brings such amazing color into our world.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

When the heart soars

When in the presence 
Of the majesty of being, 
The heart soars.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Where is your attention?

In any given moment 
You can choose where you will place 
Your attention. What will you choose? 
And how will you maintain a healthy balance — 
Keep your distance and speed constant 
While admiring the moon and reading signs, 
And opening your camera while noticing 
Discomfort in your back or your knees 
And remembering the last time 
You were on this bridge 
 But someone else who is no more was driving…

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Welcome healing energy

With hearts cupped open like flowers 
We welcome the healing energy of light.

Monday, June 21, 2021

The longing in our hearts

Do not bemoan that longing in your heart, 
But think of it as a hunger for Spirit, 
And trust that it will guide and fuel 
Both your search for connection 
And your unique expressions of your gifts.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

May you find peace

May the wildness in your heart —
Always seeking, always wary —
Find some peace and calm and beauty 
This day.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Impermanence returns

Each June the daisies come again 
To lift their golden faces to the sun 
And dust the fields with white: 
Like joy or sorrow, passing with the days 
But sure to return in time…

Friday, June 18, 2021

See past the weeds

What are these weeds, 
These fears and defenses, likes and dislikes,
Expectations, opinions, and attitudes 
With which we become preoccupied; 
That keep us from our goals and destinations?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The path that beckons

There is a path that beckons;
An invitation to new life.
Will you refuse to follow,
Just because you cannot see where it leads?

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Keep shining

It matters not how small a light you are; 
It only matters that you continue to shine.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A matter of perspective

Sometimes when things loom large in your life 
It’s simply a matter of perspective: 
You’re just too close to get a sense 
Of relative importance. 
Step back, and look again: 
What’s really happening?

Monday, June 14, 2021

Where lies Truth?

It’s hard to know, 
With all the data being thrown at us, 
Where Truth actually resides. 
We lost our trusted sources sometime back, 
And now it seems that facts are everywhere — 
Like water, water, everywhere — 
But not a drop to drink; nothing untainted 
By the ruthless salt of bias and opinion…

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Thirst keeps us moving

We humans seem to need these periods 
When we feel longing but no satisfaction, 
When we seek but cannot seem to find. 
It is that thirst which keeps us moving forward; 
Without it we might be tempted by stagnation.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Balancing conflicting expectations

Whatever we’re doing; 
Whatever choices we make, 
There are always parts of us learning 
And other parts of us judging and wondering. 
How can we wisely juggle our own intuition, 
The expectations of others, and our need 
For both approval and improvement?

Friday, June 11, 2021

The light within

Carved and shaped by experience, 
We reveal the light within us.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Into each life…

Our days, a mix of sunshine and clouds, 
Are meant to nourish our souls: 
Drink deeply of the light…

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


Don’t think of yourself as stuck; 
Think of yourself as incubating — 
Patiently waiting through the necessary darkness 
For your spirit and energy to be restored.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Imperfections as proof

I applaud how beautifully it’s been maintained, 
This vessel someone else was given, 
But where’s the wear and tear — 
Some sign it’s actually been used; 
That it’s carried out the purpose 
For which it was created... 
You look in the mirror 
And see only imperfections, 
But the scars I see, looking at you, 
Are proof that you’ve been working, being, 
Living into the promise of your birth.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Random happenstance

Sometimes it seems 
There’s no more rhyme or reason to events 
Than to this painting: random happenstance 
That pleases or displeases 
Depending on taste, appetite, or mood... 
And yet we still persist in trying to control, 
Or, failing that, in loudly judging good and bad 
Instead of simply saying, 
“Ah. So that’s what’s happening," 
Or "this is how the world seems today...”

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Celestial artist

A late spring evening, 
And the world is alight with color, 
A gift that makes hearts soar 
And inspires artists everywhere.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Soaring into presence

We were born for this: 
Our hearts were born to soar above 
All thoughts of past or future 
Slights and promises; 
To catch the lift of love and hope 
And let it carry us into full presence; 
To that space where our awareness 
Is as broad and accepting as the sky; 
Where clouds and clarity combine 
To create a glorious and ever-changing 
 Paradigm of perfection.

Friday, June 4, 2021

When doubts come sneaking in

They come in the night, these doubts — 
Who am I? What am I doing here? 
What am I doing wrong? 
How can I be so self-serving? — 
Sneaky little creatures, making us question 
All our choices. It doesn’t hurt to listen, 
But don’t let them take up residence: 
That home within your heart is reserved 
For the Source that gently guides you 
On the path to greater good.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time and the spirit flowing

I know: it’s not that beautiful. 
But I find it reassuring 
That just beneath the tangle and the muck 
Of life and in my mind, 
The River of the Spirit is still flowing; 
The light of wisdom still glancing off its ripples...

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Opening doors to the future

At some point, with age, we come to realize 
Some doors — however appealing — 
Will always be closed to us, 
At which point we can choose 
To rage, complain, and push for ourselves, 
Or to quietly work with what we have and know 
To ensure they won’t be closed for those 
Who come along behind us.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021


We need to somehow find — or make — 
The time to get back to the center of things; 
To discover once again the deep connectedness,
The infinite wonder of oneness.