When we remember That death could be round the corner Conflicts fade away. Love becomes more important. Forgiveness and apology Come easier and are more urgent, The chaff quickly separates from the grain. When we remember That life could yet be long Whatever is ongoing may extend Then our backbone straightens Our silence learns to … Continue reading Poems: When We Remember
Cambodia is a beautiful, photogenic country with much to offer. We can treat it like a two-day holiday and enjoy the spectacular sights. Or be overwhelmingly dismayed by its Killing Fields. Or, we can pay close attention to the whole and learn some invaluable lessons. Humans are capable of outstanding creativity … Continue reading Lessons From Cambodia For Current Times.
Sometimes, Even the land and waters forget, As do the trees. Soak them in enough blood Violate mercilessly, Leaving no time to mend, to heal... Do it long enough And you can confuse them. (Though even then, Far less than us Deranged they be.) Nevertheless, Not themselves for sure. Ragged, disconnected, incomplete. Buying into our … Continue reading Poems: Restoration Of Peace
I will probably continue to share more clearings, but at the moment I feel that this one concise clearing addresses the crux of any emotional difficulty we are facing. All our troubles start and end with our identification with a limited self. Anything and everything that happens, we habitually and compulsively weave into a narrative. We keep … Continue reading What Meaning Have You Given To This One Thing?
We blink in and out of existence Ephemeral and unreal. How one shows up can change Every moment, fresh and malleable. Like the dance of shadows Cast by playful fingers Filtering clear sight Becoming a rabbit, or eagle Just as easily. With each breath We decide. Whether to be trapped As a singular … Continue reading Poems: Light And Shadows
‘Tools For Empaths’ is the most highly viewed and shared post on my blog. It seems that many of us(myself included) often feel that we are at the effect of other’s energies. However, nothing is a constant and nobody is one thing all the time. It is only fair to examine the other side of … Continue reading How Are You Affecting Others? – 16 Things You May Want To Stop Doing
"I love you, Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you." Roy Croft's incredibly beautiful and profound poem goes on to describe one of the most loving and honest ways of relating that one can imagine. Love in itself requires no particular guidelines or conditions to exist. … Continue reading Who Do You Become In Your Closest Relationships?
Creating an oasis of inner peace can be hard work. Actively interacting with a chaotic outer world often threatens to undo all that has been accomplished. Consequently, we may begin to minimize engagement with our environment. As a conscious, unafraid preference, this is unremarkable. However, if it arises from a fear-based avoidance, sense of inability, … Continue reading Playing The Game of Life
Below layers of anger Feigned indifference, Deeper, under bandages That became thick walls, Seemingly permanent skins Remain grief, sorrow, hurt. Wounds, some still bleeding. But beyond that Tremulously survives Raw vulnerability Rarely allowed, or seen Not the fearful end of things: Only a translucent cover, Pure, sheer light Successfully veiling. Unwrap slowly Layer after layer … Continue reading Poems: Heart Light
There are two ways to argue with reality. One way is to wish that someone or something else were present instead of who or whatever is. That's the one we tend to consciously ruminate over. The one that fuels our hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Drives us to positive thinking, visualizations and manifestation attempts. Well used, … Continue reading On Fleeing From Our Personal Monsters