The Deepest Purpose

A poem on bringing your best self.  (Image: JPlenio, Pixabay)  Germination of any great work:an arduous process bringing forth(continually) the Good into reality. Here,resistance too oftentakes rootobscuringresponsibilitywhen called to undertakeany aspect of life’s hardest tasks. In these moments reckon with what’s greater than ego,choose a loosening of self into service.The deepest purpose here:illumine beauty,smoothing away dust recovering submerged wisdomrising to the surface like a thousand small gems, sitting briefly …

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When Fear Holds Greater Force than Love

A poem on choosing love, and forgiving the times we live in fear.  (Image: Rita E. on Pixabay)  When fear holdsgreater forcethan love,forgive.Recognize:we are either in loveor separated from love. Find out what is true. Each moment, fear or loveintegration or separationpulling closer or apartas if layer of skinpeeled awaytruly feel,come back to selfearth forming cradlelarge as lifeholding you right here. …

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Let Growth Do Its Slow Work

A poem on diving through layers, finding the place you’ve stayed above.  (Image: JPlenio, Pixabay)  When light searchesfor lake’s deep endfinding water unclearuncover insteadsoft coil of protectionswirling in darkness,only occasionally seeingupwards glow. Here, in this meeting pointwhere light greets shadowunknowndiscover something deeperbeyond the place you’ve stayed above.Dive through layers to ever-shiftingend (never fixed)and be surprisedat what lies stillwaiting to be …

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When the Well is Dry, There is Only One Choice

A poem on staying generous and wide awake, even in difficult times. (Image: Pixabay) When the well(bone dry)needs filling —there is only one choice:create lushness,tend to joy.Resist the impulse to withdraw,insteadretreat only to fill your cupnot into caveor silent isolation.Stay wildly generous,even when hardto find places to draw from. Reach beyond edgeof what is clarified …

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Master of What?

A poem on cultivating the clearest version of ourselves. (Image: Brenkee, Pixabay) In life’s gardenmaster this:Germinationbringing forthall that is fruitful,fine-tuningcareful tendingslow, steady chordsof growth towards light. Reach newreference pointsto include the clearestmost uprightversion of self:wide awakehaving plumbed the depthsof soil and soul,the inner realmthat is also the outerreflection of lightreverberating in seeds and cellsand in …

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When Something Needs to Be Realized

A poem on being available to — and not missing — inspiration. (Image: Octavy on Pixabay) When something needs to be realized,let it come like flash of lightfrom a hidden star,or a letter formingsailing on windcatching unspokencircle of moon -always there but not alwaysfelt or seen. Reach your hand to grasp it now,don’t let it …

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Come Back Now

A poem on coming back to bright spaces after difficulty. (Image: JPlenio, Pixabay) Come back now,join this spark.Be vibrant.Laugh at little thingseven while making spacefor the darkest corners. Grieve now,the real kind,the kind that transformsreleasingfamiliar patternsperhaps comfortablebut still a vaneer above. Be open(to all the things)but find the deepest layer.Let go nowinto this safety netof …

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Open Each Door From the Inside

A poem on finding inner freedom and a more open heart. Photo: Deborah McNamara (Marrakesh, Morocco) What door has been closedfrom the inside?Find it.Knock hereopen,walk into sunlightreach toward bright spaceseven if stillsittingin a shadow. Here:Make free what is looseningnow:crackling of heart,slowly kneaded open. Let strength relaxfor a momentin order to be supple,held.Move beyondeach stuck point,falling …

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Look Outwards Now

A poem for the moments when feeling trapped by all things heavy and difficult. Image: Felix Mittermeier, Pixabay Rather than be trappedby any heavy weight,enter in as if into a tunnel.Dark, yesbut moving through to the other side. Along this way,find jewels in darkness.Hard to decipher,yet thereshimmering as diamondsin the rough. Look outwards nowtoward each …

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Devour Your Outgrown Smallness

A poem on becoming whole and free by reaching beyond perceived limitations. Image: Michael Gaida, Pixabay Withholding:that isn't a pathto freedominner or outer at all. Instead,risk sproutingstretch widebecome whole by not avoiding.Crack openin the reachbeyond what would devouryour outgrown smallness Where do you choose not to grow?Instead of holding back,better to take a great leapbeyond contractioncome into …

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