There. Just beyond the dirty truck that pays my wages. Beyond the pump jack that draws the oil in homage to greed. Beyond the quarry I load rock from to […]
Peace, if only for a little while
“Imagine Peace”, the card says. It is a simple message with much deeper meaning.
A little story about finding something I didn’t even know I’d lost.
not this time
In order that I may understand the path to peace: Let me be able, upright, and authentic, impeccable with my word, gentle and caring. Let me be content and easily […]
Life is all about discovery. When we are born we discover the most amazing things: the world develops before our very eyes and as we grow it expands as if we, ourselves, are the gods that create it moment by moment.
“Lord, make me an instrument of peace.” With that single line St Francis defined a life of mindfulness and loving kindness long before those terms were first used. Long before […]
Here Now Not in a way defined by philosophy memorized or recited Not through some blind faith in something someone else somewhere said I’ve forgotten all I’ve read Left behind […]
If someone had told me several years ago that I would drive into a hurricane to be with the woman I loved I would have smiled at such a romantic […]
It’s okay, Love It’s okay Lean back into me Let me wrap my arms around you Rock you gently Kiss your neck Silence the day With wordless passion As we […]
Time is as often friend as foe. It flows steadily. Never ending. We can tell ourselves that it is an illusion. That only “Now” exists. But that’s a half truth. […]
Sometimes Life with a capital “L”, that interruption to our usual routine, can be an intrusion, unwanted. The car breaks down. The job I do becomes unstable. New bills. New […]
I scan the news with horror How can we Presumed advanced Assumed superior Be anything more Than most inferior So long as we treat others Our sisters and our brothers […]
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk […]
As published in Elephant Journal 8/5/17 I see a young woman punished by a mind that differs from my own pushing a shopping cart through the dregs of […]