Fear And Love

Wearing flags on lapels With artificial smiles Lies instead of care, while Flags hang outside our homes On holidays or none I cringe at the sight what is that about. A symbol that meant freedom For so many years makes a statement to turn away As friends around the...

The Discerning Face of Love

Are you hearing footsteps In your core Are they pounding out your fear Do you listen Where does it come And what is it really. Your heart is awakening Possibly from many years Or just a few minutes ago. Do you remember, did it hurt Or was the laughter and joy So...

Take A Breath

When a glass drops… When we cannot open a jar… When we get lost on the same trip a dozen times… You know these feelings. I know them, too. Our inside feels tight and we are upset. And these are just trivial things, really. So what happens when something important...

How Are You?

We greet each other most of the time with a "How are you?". Sometimes we mean it. And sometimes we do not. In fact, have you ever really answered the person honestly? I've been aware and uncomfortable with empty words for years. But, especially today in this surreal...

70

Sitting in a windowless room in the basement where the smells of death called entering my thoughts and core of being 70 may be reached they said, but that may be as far you go.   Here I am today a few days past 70 Smiling—feeling well Yet, ghosts share the room...

Stand Aside

A brilliant and caring Constitutional Law Professor at one of our elite Universities has said a couple of rather forthright statements—that we have an anti-president and that folks who support this behavior are pathetic excuses for human beings. This is no longer...

A Heart Beats

A heart can hurt If you’re in touch With who you are. As you struggle In this world To cross the boundaries Checking in as though you care.   A heart will hurt Because you care But the pain shows That you’re alive And however deep The hurt is felt It’s better Than...

A Way of Being

A blessing of wanting Has mysteriously made its appearance Shifting lives from just fine To looking forward and being with.   How rare to want And know how it feels To be with the other Returning to be heard And sharing our nature As a way of being.   This is the Holy...

Belonging

Having a tribe, a community, offers a sense of belonging, which is one of the pillars of well-being. We are social beings and thrive in being a part of it. Yet, belonging without clarity of the self holds a possibility for separation. This paradox is complex with our...