Continue On

Sometimes, when you lose your way, you become disappointed in yourself. Your plans, even the ones forged in spiritual wildfires, have not revealed the desired way. The way you need to make you feel at home in it all. To be all you can be or, some say, what you were meant to be. Then, READ MORE

On Enduring Difficult Situations

SometimesYou will find yourself in difficult situations,That linger, frustrate, and refuse to relent.As your anxiety intensifiesRumination, frustration, and exhaustionAre sure to follow,And gradually you become something less than yourselfUntil all that remainsIs an unwelcome stranger;An encounter with your shadow. SometimesWhen you are mired inside the stress of your circumstance,Faithful to the principleOf misery demanding company,The READ MORE

Learning to Breathe Again

When did you lose the natural wayThe way that was given to you at birthOf breathing peacefullyWithout the need for self-attendance? Our release from the traumaDuring this humbling pandemic,From the loneliness imposedBy spending too much time with our thoughtsAnd the distressOf keeping a safe distance from the world,Will begin by learning to breathe again Ask READ MORE

Your Own Voice

Trapped inside the frantic cacophony Of modern life, Plagued by harsh, jarring sounds Of protest, outrage, and fear, You unexpectedly discover That the absence of your own voice, The one that has yet to be heard, Is a consequence of never allowing Your vulnerabilities To speak. The acoustics of everyday lifeExhaust your sensibilities.Voices of authority, READ MORE

Aging is a Fierce Advisor

You cannot remember when you first noticed it.What was the first sign?There was a time not long agoWhen the symptoms were not apparent,And you could not humble yourselfTo the wisdom it offered. But now you feelThe intensity, awe, and humilityOf that sacred energy moving through you.After all these years,You finally sense the presence ofThe wild READ MORE

Turn Away

Sometimes you must let goOf all the usual desiresThat conspired to lead you to this placeOf contingency, false urgency, and exhaustion Nearly sixty years have passedAnd as your body begins its retreatYou are still disappointedTo find yourself on that beaten and tired pathRemaining faithful to your conditioningAnd the rigid discipline of your own inertiaNever turning READ MORE

Anxiety as Faithful Companion

You have always felt the tension of its presenceStrugglingWith an opposing forceAn unnamed fearWith its dark ruminationsAs it arises once again from an unseen placeDeep withinTo, once again, take possession of your senses You have journeyed through the frontiers of lifeWith your anxiety as faithful companion.You has always felt,Even in your childhood,As if you were READ MORE