Facing the Itch

Coronavirus pandemic times require that we notice our hands with intent keeping hands away from the face The challenge now is what to do if you have an itch on your nose? or a drop of tear in your eye? Times now challenge us to just let the itch sit for a while notice the … More Facing the Itch

A Beast She Is

A Beast, she is, my Cat with claws and teeth as sharp as Daggers, yet she Eats her dish of Fancy Feast with Gentle Haute attention I let this beast Jump on my lap to Keep me company but Let me not forget her claws or My pants will turn to ribbons Napping is Of … More A Beast She Is

Journey to Heaven

All the way to heaven is heaven itself. –  Zen saying Ah, the journey to heaven has no end no beginning either for that matter It’s the journey itself that makes an imprint with each step Heaven is felt as feet sink in damp grass It borders the path with willows and wildflowers You’ll find … More Journey to Heaven

Koan of My Life

Seeking freedom from duality – right or wrong, abundance or lack, blossoms or weeds, embrace or farewell I contemplate non-thinking Somewhere in my spirit I feel I understand this paradox beyond language beyond thought Existing within calm confusion   May confusion dawn as wisdom. (paraphrased from the Four Dharmas of Gampopa)   Image by Pixabay

Silent Music Haiku

Silent Zen music surrounds Uncertainty’s noise with quiet comfort During the noise of this US election I am grateful to have had the chance to get away and see one of the many beautiful northern coasts of Michigan. I wrote this haiku before I left and never had the chance to post with all the … More Silent Music Haiku

Heart’s Content

I have a busy heart loving others sometimes aching, sometimes breaking sometimes bursting with pleasure except for one quiet chamber curled into a soft circle like a sleeping, purring kitten safe from my desires an alcove beyond ego where I can be content with contentment.  

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi: A Haiku Trilogy daylilies in dusk      see painted horizons fade transient delights        half moon is waxing sourdough bread’s on the rise                life moves in cycles    mistakes birth aha’s and cracked glass prisms the light             embrace imperfection   The concept of wabi sabi has dimpled my life in interesting places lately. … More Wabi Sabi