Dissolve Into Present Moment

A poem on being wide awake to witness life’s unfolding, now. Image: JPlenio on Pixabay Be a witnessto each unfoldingwonder of present momentnowandnow. Participate in bliss:being in bodyand sound mind,delighting in playof light and darkness —just present, hereunclutteredshiningbrightawareness(wide awake)into each instantand task. How?Practice.Over and over,practice.Pause.Breathe.Smile.Notice. Seat yourselfas the witnessperspectivelike eye of universefrom which to gaze.We …

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Sometimes, It Takes a Very Long Time

A poem on what lies at the center after peeling away the layers. Photo: Ralu Michael from Pixabay Sometimes, it takes a very long timeto peel the layers of an onion.For some, a lifetime.For others, years.And still for others, each momentis like living in the center:a sweet and pungent core to make the eyes tear. …

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Deep in the Belly You Will Find

A poem on the quiet places of origin and germination inside ourselves. Photo: Pixabay Deep in the belly,you will findorigins of pain and joyand the roots of all thingsdesiring germination. Something curls around itself therewrapped in immutable silence,stripped bare under stars,wishing to be one of those bright lights. Here, wind —or is it an ocean? …

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Eternity’s Slow Work

A poem on waking up to the force of love. Photo: Jplenio on Pixabay When everything is the Beloved,you will findsomething different:a shift subtle but tectonic.The entire daily conversationpresses you downwardmore deeplyinto realityof present momentby force of love. Be flattened by this feelingand see that even trees look different,leaves shimmering like jewels in sunlighta breeze …

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A Mother’s Body

A poem on how motherhood shapes us. Photo: Cahypatia on Pixabay A mother’s body:shapeshifter,giver of life,bone shifter.Doorway to the next generationof family story,her body a vessel,she has become whole:holy,irrevocably marked. When it is all said and done,life having called her to another formshe will see that ‘perfect’ never mattered.Her hips spread beyond convention.Not dainty, spritely …

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Empty Mind

A poem on the slow return to a more original state: simply feeling and being. When we give ourselves the spaceto empty the mind,a slow returnto a more original stateopens:becoming the shapeof elementsfrom which we descendand of which we are composed. Clinging to rocks,soaking in sunlight,absorbing waterbecoming like ancestor algaeprimordially silentfloatingin a pool ofbeingfeelingemptying. There …

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Always There, Too Often Unnoticed

A poem on making space for love’s meanderings. Love meanders in and throughlike slow trickle of rainthrough an opening.Once you notice it,always therebut too often theunsynthesized background,ignored. When we don’t practice truly seeing(deeply)this life exchangewe miss an intimacy withlove’s surprising roots. The work:See this love at playin your days.Live in waysthat open up possibility of …

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Find Refuge Here

A poem on becoming more intimate with life exactly as it is. Photo Credit: Pixabay Nothing to return toand nowhere to go,insteadjust intimatewith realitypressed into what istrue,much like petalsin a flower presscapturing colorsof a moment in time. Life is not staticand stillcan you loveeach emergingmoment’s texture,tendingthis basic relationshipwithand inrealityitself? Find refuge here:being alivein relationship with …

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When Found In a Place Beyond Reason

A poem on staying with mysteries at work in our lives. When found in a placebeyond reasonand sense,stay there.Linger awhile.Don’t run from the mystery,rather hold steadytrustinginvisible processes at play. Much like flow of waterdoing work on rocks,let life smooth youinto clear and presentplace. Even if you don’t knowwhere you are,the water does. Go with this …

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