Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Look Around


Go outside. 
Take a hike,
or stroll down the street.
Or don't. Just sit on the porch and be still.
Look around.
Exhale.

Be.
Consider how small you (and possibly your problems) are.
Imagine how unbelievably vast and intricate the cosmos must be.
Be amazed.
Become a child again.

Be happy.
Smell.
Taste.
Feel.
Breathe.
Savor.

Love every sweet moment of your life.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

All


I love how you pick me up when I have fallen,
and then, later, when you stumble,
how I reach out my hand for you
and pull you back up onto your feet.
And you and I become we.

I love how some time later
we come upon another fallen soul
and together we rouse her back
into the land of the happy and the whole.
And we become three.

I love how this process continues,
like an endless dance,
a chain of unending hands,
helping the weak grow strong and
and the fallen to rise again.

I love how you and I
become we
and we grow into three
and three slips into four and more
until we become all.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This Moment


May you relax into this moment,
right here and right now,
just as it is, and just as you are.

Exhale,
soften,
and remind yourself that all is well.

Stay present.
Be thankful and kind.
The rest will take care of itself.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Remember


She wrote because she wanted to remember who she was. She needed to remember the truth, that she was a child of god. That she was every color and shape any eye could see, and more. That she was a beating heart, ticklish skin, an active brain, long and delicate fingers. She wanted to remember that she was strong and supple and lovely, even when troubled by the dangers of the world.

She moved because she didn't want to be dimmed or damaged, or to give her self away to anyone who might say no. She wanted to to remember that she was held in the arms of life. She wanted to remember her particular angle of repose, her place without appetite or rancor. She wanted to remember that the light shines from within, and that life outside is only a mirror of what's inside.

She sat because she wanted to remember her roots, her home deep within. She wanted to remember that what flows through our roots is love, and that rooting ones toes into the sand is just another way of loving the world. She wanted to remember that she needed nothing more to make her whole. She wanted to remember that god is happiest, if that is even possible, when we live in joy and peace.

She breathed because she wanted to remember that she was one small strand in the vast and mighty web of life. She wanted to remember that she was one of many, of millions, but as integral to love and as essential to life as any rock or creature. She wanted to remember to stand firmly in her own light, to be thrown right into the middle of the spin, to be tossed by the world, but to emerge unscathed. She wanted to remember always that she was both the light and the dark, the inhale and the exhale, the roots and the wings, the spinning and the silence.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Family Blessing


May we be safe and protected from harm.
May we be healthy, happy and strong.
May we have faith in ourselves and the world.
May our lives unfold with ease.

May we be patient, loving and kind.
May we care for the world around us.
May we savor each moment together,
Living and laughing in peace.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Living Big


Consider the possibility that you are not you. Or rather that you are not the little self that you perceive yourself to be, with your small story and your passing struggles.

Consider the possibility that you are an instrument of the greater You of the universe, of the vital energy that longs to spread and stretch through the cosmos, reaching all the way back to the beginning and all the way forward into forever. 

Consider the possibility that you are infinite and real. Drop your small-minded obsessions with your transient self and struggles. Invite the vast vitality of the world to flow through you. Have faith. Live big.

Be bold enough to reclaim your birthright as a strong and beautiful messenger of life. Serve the world as an instrument of its kindness and peace. Shine brightly as life plays its sweet and soulful songs through you.

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.