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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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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Where You Find Yourself is Always at the Center

A poem on pausing to savor and create.  (Photo: Pexels on Pixabay) Let the burn of lifeform you like a kiln.As clay to potter’s wheel,spin into each new shape. Pause in the formingsilencefinding yourselfalways at the centerbetween contracting and expanding,in breathout breath:the time to savor. Life’s transformative energy creates a thousandnew doorways(for you, here)transcending time and space, body and love,breaking heartbeyond nonsenseand noisemolding more …

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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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This Too Shall Pass

A poem about impermanence. Photo: CocoaParisienne on Pixabay Everything is impermanent —each bodylifethought,like shiftingsandsin windreachingonly to findeach thingalready changed. This too shall pass.In this fleeting truth:find presence,be in lovewith what unfoldsnow,even when difficult.There is no stayingsame. Integrateall sidesrememberinglife is lightand shadow,diving into bothunderstand eachas essentialfor other to exist.Here,in this ever-changing placebeyondand betweenuncoverthe brightest jewels. ✾

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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Finding Silence & Simplicity in a World Trending Toward Speed

As parents, the pandemic has served up immense juggling obstacles, but also opportunities for fewer distractions and new habits. Image: Pixabay “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive resolves itself into crystal clearness.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi As parents, the pandemic has served up a …

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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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