Contemplative Care

In the woods where I walk, a doe lay dying She could have just been asleep but she didn’t stir as I walked by Deer die just like all of us I could do nothing to help her except offer her respect for this transition So, I whispered a lovingkindness mantra customized just for this … More Contemplative Care

Two Me’s

I feel fury rise within me “You’re just wrong” I want to call out My face aflame My breathing tight Full of righteous rage I feel the goodness rise within me “I wish you peace,” I want to call out My eyes gracious My breathing easy Full of lovingkindness How can rage and kindness both … More Two Me’s

Quiet

You might find Quiet gazing out savoring a sunrise lips upturned slightly as she draws on frosted panes You might find Quiet laughing listening with her skin offering soupçons of affection when it’s least expected Inside the heart of Quiet a faint thunder rumbles pregnant with adventure as life sparks ripple out   I am contented, … More Quiet

Gates

I’ve heard good fences make good neighbors and I suspect this might be true. You can gather all you love safely inside your fence but from time to time you just might be ready to clear away some clutter. You can also keep all that disturbs you safely outside your fence but from time to … More Gates

Wellspring of Words

I want to pen words defying boundaries created that separate me from others I want to pen words that bleed out all blame so compassion can pump through my veins I want to pen words as conundrums wedding opposites into one silver ring I want to pen words to stumble upon like a root going … More Wellspring of Words

Invocation

Today may I find a spark to see this day as unique, its yellow leaves that dance from high branches and blanket green grass in sunlight. Awaken me from the sleep of routine leaf by leaf nuance by nuance toward a fire of compassion.   Image from Pixabay

Now to Forever

What is the distance between now and forever? Is it measured in light years? Generations? Or maybe the moments between burnt toast for breakfast and the birth of a generous deed Moments between what is damaged by rage and that which is healed with compassion Let’s be diligent choosing a focus, dear friends, for it’s … More Now to Forever

Will of My Will

I am lost in the expanse of the will of my will. On one extreme I give in, you smile, you get your way. But in abdicating, I steal our chance to  negotiate connection. We become islands when I lose my will. On the other extreme, I demand my intent. You give in and walk … More Will of My Will

Gates

I’ve heard good fences make good neighbors and I suspect this might be true. You can gather all you love safely inside your fence but from time to time you just might be ready to clear away some clutter. You can also keep all that disturbs you safely outside your fence but from time to … More Gates