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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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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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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In Grief, Take As Long A Road As You Need

A poem in the wake of tragedy. Photo: Deborah McNamara (Boulder, Colorado; Site of the 3/22/21 mass shooting) In grief:Take as longa roadas you need,mingling withheartbreakingholy darknessgiving spaceto each chasmcalling for tending. When emerging,coming up for breathhold firm in keepinglightalive and well,find ways to live brightnessand lovein wakeof unimaginable heartlessness. Do not succumb to pressureto …

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Drink From a Deeper Well

A poem on following our internal boundaries, and considering what lies beyond. Photo: JPlenio, Pixabay What does it mean to drinkfrom a deeper well?Travel downwards in placewhile also reachingtoward each horizon.Listen with careful attentionto what callsbeyond the familiar,the parts knockingto travel beyond. When consideringrange of visionin oneself(and out)follow the boundaryjust to the edge.Come to know …

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Be In Love

A poem on traveling beyond the gate of intellect to the realm of heart. Image: JPlenio on Pixabay Love:Quiet, wordlessshowing us how to danceeven among shadowsletting words dissolve,like wisps of cloudat dusk’s perfect momentof disappearance into night. Love beckons usto know(full bodily)the infinite wonderbeyond the gate of intellect,calling us to travel fartherto the realm of …

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When Love Reaches Beyond Itself

A poem on setting the gift of love free. Image by Tegawi on Pixabay What do you do whenlove would have you crazyat the seamswanting to seep through every crackuntil there was nothing leftbut clear smooth stillness? When the reach from cavernsruns deeplike a gift so vastit cannot be wrappedbut instead only extends outwardslike night …

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When Life Bestows a Gift

A poem on being present to receive life’s gifts, as well as let them go. Photo: Inspired Images on Pixabay Sometimes life bestows a gift,emerging mysteriouslyfrom unknown origins.Some are brief,fleeting,unexpected —like wisps of songthrough crack of open window.Others:made for the long roadto carry for a lifetime. Whatever is true,be there to receivewhat is offered.Participate.Don’t ask …

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