Tag Archives: awareness

Autumn Thoughts

Speeding through November with December around the corner, a pause is warranted in the daily flow to reflect, to think, to breath. The sun settles into the horizon earlier as darkness consumes more time and the cold encourages us to seek more warmth within ourselves. The day emerges slowly with orange and purple streaks as […]
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Poem – Road

I have been down that road and at the end I was back here, where I started, where I attempted to break free of constraints. The road gave no clues. The road divulged no secrets. Frustrated and desperate I fell to the ground. In clear ice reflecting the morning sun I saw an outline. I […]
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Poem – Hope

As the sun sets on another day and the weight of each person’s burden, responsibilities, and hopelessness reach a tipping point there is the outside view into the mind of each tree into the soul of nature into the womb of the universe.

Poem – Calm

Time and age conspire with numbers setting expectations. You are only as old as you feel and that depends on the body’s voice. These things are mostly out of our control and in youth we ignore and push limits looking to find something beyond life looking over the edge at the mouth of death. As […]
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Poem – Life is

Life is… This current state of awareness, the energy we intake and let go. Life is… The framework we carry the morals we exhibit. Life is… Our actions bound to the people and the earth.

Looking Forward

Whatever is forward becomes the present before becoming the past and with eyes open we absorb nature in all of its glory.

Poem – Morning Light

There is the perfect moment – birds sing, the wind circles the body, dogs lay and sniff the air, ravens and ducks land on rooftops and trees, prairie grass crackles – when burdens fall away with no effort. Briefly what followed leaves – I become aware of this too quickly and everything tumbles back but […]
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May 2014 Issue of Shambhala Sun

Just read three wonderful articles in the latest issue of Shambhala Sun that I wanted to share. Going Full Superman, by Koun Franz A look at superheroes and the most important trait they can teach us: selflessness. The Dharma of Distraction, by Judy Lief Why do we allow ourselves to be distracted?  Are we afraid […]
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Poem – Here Not Here

I was there and I was not there. Letting go of reasons and questions I weaved in and out of the space out of the chaos… I saw light… Over and beyond the trees wavering, floating. Nothing moved except the light and my physical self operating on instinct, synchorized with the mind through a fragile […]
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Poem – Across the Empty Field

I see a shadow sitting beneath a tree. The tree does not move and the shadow is still. Many moons and suns pass before I walk across the field through snow and over rocks, littered with objects of vague significance, they continue to gather and multiply until I am no longer able to reach myself.