Listen before Speaking

Sit for a while, and try on how it feels to come to another in moments of joy or disharmony listening. How does this feel? Listen before speaking, and listen some more.   I was raised where the modeling was to speak and keep speaking louder and louder. As the volume...

Time to Challenge

And now the shaking I’ve been feeling For most of my life Has made its way To my physical truth The fears I’ve been holding Have now appeared In my pores For I have squelched The passions Of my soul Until almost too late.   I opened though And there’s no Shutting down...

Meeting Love Again

Hands on heart often feeling throughout my days being alone, not wanting Yet, meeting love again for the first time I want passion Reciprocated offering self full and more Back and forth bouncing catching each other Before we fall or together hitting the sky and the...

Are you still here

My heart opened Right into your being Beyond all the traumas That direct so many days. Continued into places Rarely felt and finding Untouched portals into my soul. And yet I don’t remember asking, wishing it To leave me alone and then not And here you remain Where...

Breathe free

I’m sitting on a train from Seattle to Vancouver BC—reflecting on when the border was permeable and seen as welcoming neighbors. Similarly though, with Mexico. We now detain and rip apart families at the southern border and craft unnecessary complexity at the last US...

What we need is kindness

I’m not sure why living as human instead of machine takes daily work. It could be appreciation and gratitude were not a given at birth. It could be that growing up in a family using emotional blackmail provides challenges we believe is the way of things. I’ve learned...

Down with bravado. Bring back care.

My mind has been reflecting on the ways so much of our society is built on ego stroking. You know: The unfortunate way folks hold themselves and build many of our societal models including the Judicial System, instead of speaking our truth. The players position and...

Resilience

I have been thinking a lot about resilience these days. Today I visited a cute small town in Central Florida enjoying their weekly market until I was asked if I am a registered voter. I asked what their petition was about when he indignantly said only citizens should...

Come home with me

As we find our way to joy Passing through the dark places, Sometimes stopping for a while Come find me I’m not far, always near By choice Brought to you through listening To a deeper hearing Than ordinary time, I Entered you to a place Beyond the surface skin Yet fear...