Category Archives: 2. Love/acceptance

Yes and

The crack in the sidewalk
the turn of the trail
The twist of a tree limb
The topple of a dream

Life is not straight lines
As much as we beg

celebrate

this playful crooked
This constant turn and twist
This dance alive
this pivot and prod
This next wild yes

sunlight dancing on a shimmering leaf

donkey hat and all

Yes and

(what’s next?)

dear sweet one

Dear sweet one
Have I told you yet
How precious you are to me?
How your very presence in my life

has burst me into song
flowed rivers of ryhme
Rainbows round every corner

Have I let you in

on the constant mundane sacredness I find
In that soul-stirring yes of your being
Just you being you?

How it brings me to my knees in wonder
under the sun filled blue

Seeing the dance of light
In every sparkling leaf

every reflection?

All In sheer remembrance
of that one drop
that
Annihilated

my reasonable mind.

how many angels?

I love the open door
of this day
wide
full of expectation
and no limit yes.
I love this moment of simple stillness
drawing me into the mother’s deep bosom
her constant and total nurturing
 
I give that to myself now
 
yes
big sigh into yes.
 
for this is all I got
 
like a million zillion angels
dancing on the head of a pin
so happy
I get it now.

winter solstice

Winter Solstice has arrived
on timid tender feet
Today
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:44 am PST.
 
Find your still deep silent spot of being
Let it anchor you for the new year

Today is the day
In fact the next three days
the sun stands still
in the shifting and changing
 
Be with that stillness.
 
Come into the quiet place
Rest in the darkness
Surrender to the knowing
you are
at your very core
 
love.
 

precious

right now
so preciousScreenshot 2016-06-01 07.15.19
can you feel the quality
of precious?
the sunrise
the changing leaves…
the argument your had last night?
what gifts come?
what opening is possible?
 
let the day inform that possibility
the possibility of preciousness
reclaim the day
that you might have walked so unaware
 
find a resting place,
that underlying deep dark nothingness
that informs all the brightness of this day.
 
that place of
precious.


the river run

gratitude for the river run
the play of breath
the rise of sun, Screenshot 2016-09-05 12.00.43
the colors changing, waters flow
the seasons the changing fast and slow
all changing
again again
 
gratitude for the choices
the will the willies the wishes
gratitude
for the folly flopping frolic of it all
to make my way lightly
on these measured moments
in simple care
 
gratitude for this yes and no
to right and left
the tests and trembles
gratitude you winding river life
yes yes yes
this simple solitary ripple rising
full forced we together
gratitude.

wonder

wonder
at the tree tree1
it stands so tall
forever seemingly
so patient and strong,
but that is just its nature.
 
wonder
at the hummingbird
it’s only task to find nectar
it’s marvelous wings
it’s defiance of everything we know
this little bird
of peep and ruby throat
 
wonder at the blade of grass
one single spire to the sky
resilient and allowing
swaying in the slightest breeze
 
and wonder
wonder at you and me
we here
hands feet heart head
we breathe forth
into the only moment we have
 
full of fear and beauty
fun fluster and folly.
might we come to know
gratitude and wonder
as our best friends
along this tender trail we tread.

ease

Life goes up and down
in and outtree6
all around
that little monkey mind
flies through the trees
with the greatest of…?
 
ease
that’s the quality of all we desire
ease
that’s the ultimate destination…
ease.
 
it’s in the noticing
in the loving
in the what the heck, love it anyway-ing
 
as he flies through the air
 
allowing
noticing
laugh out loud surrendering.
 

into ease.