Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Love Your Life


Today, may you live fully. 
May you open your eyes and 
savor the beauty around you.
May you remember that presence 
is the key to happiness, contentment. 
May you notice the perfect shade 
of blue in the sky. May you learn 
to truly see.

May you feel the strength of the sun
as it shines on your cheeks. May
you feel your breath rise and fall. 
May you remember that you are alive. 
May you savor each moment as life shines
through you and out into the world beyond.
May you love your life.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Morning


Our first few moments of the day are
so precious, so gentle, so beautiful.
Body in this world, heart still in another.
Heavy with sleep, but light with possibility.
Still immersed in timeless presence.

Protect these moments. Nourish them, savor them.
They will ground you and keep you happy.
They will foster tenderness and strength.
They will open your eyes on what is real and true.
And they will awaken you to the day's perfect light.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Go Gently


May you tread gently on this earth.
May you always speak with a tender tongue.
May you smile with ease and without rancor.

May you live in accord with life as it is,
standing steadily at the center, 
with shining eyes and a joyful heart.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Flight


How few among us unlock the mystery of flight:
We are not living as much as being lived.
We are not creating as much as being born.
Our lives truly have lives of their own.

The secret of doing is non-doing.
The secret of being is non-being.
Understand these truths and watch your
life unfold into the beauty of the clear blue sky.

Soften into those winding currents of air,
which have a secret intelligence of their own.
Dive and soar with heart open wide,
trusting in the tender light of the world.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

This Perfect Moment


May you relax into this moment.
May you find the perfection nestled within it.
May you remember that happiness lives
only in the soft folds of the here and now.

May you let go of the past.

May you let go of the future.
May you stand firmly and fully
in the light of this moment.

May this simple, beautiful moment

be your refuge and your perfect teacher.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Listen


You would not believe the amazements you hear
when you finally decide to listen. The birdsong, 
first, of course. And then the bumps and clicks that
tell you who is home. And the squeals of little ones 
who, only now, you remember are filled with joy 
and brightness and vital messages of love.

And then you hear the faint but clear sounds of life 
inside. The beautiful breath and the pulsing heart.
Words, thoughts, fragments unleashed. The 
strong and sparkling thrum of deepest life. Then 
the sweet sounds of happiness and of peace. And
finally, at last, the voices that welcome you home.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wide Open Spaces



May you make the most of your wide-open spaces.
May you use the small, unscripted moments 
in your day to nourish and sustain you.

May you use them to relax your body and renew 
your spirit. May you not waste them on junk, 
noise, over-consumption or over-commitment.

May you have the presence of mind to notice 
the peaceful gaps in your day. (And when you 
find them, may you exhale with relief.)

May you smile, breathe deeply, relax, and 
stretch out into the spaciousness around you.