SONNETS TO ORPHEUS: II, 12 (stanza 1)
Desire change. Be enthusiastic for that flame
in which a thing escapes your grasp
while it makes a glorious display of transformation.
That designing Spirit, the master mind of all things on ear... Read more
The Light that shines through Jalaluddin Rumi's words is absolutely astounding to me.
"(Your hands) will come to find they hold everything you want." The Divine offers me this gift. I ha... Read more
I awakened on this quiet late winter morning, beginning this day sitting and doing some pranayama. I promised myself yesterday that I would be gentle and kind to myself today as my special offering to me.
Two special gifts I'm offering mys... Read more
Starlings in Winter
Chunky and noisy,
but with stars in their black feathers,
they spring from the telephone wire
they are acrobats
in the freezing wind.
And now, in the theater of air,
they swing over build... Read more
It's clear I'm at one of the MANY crossroads in my life of traversing the planet for almost 67 years. It's scary and confusing and difficult...and joyful and mysterious and exciting. So many things are in the balance, including my future in Ec... Read more
David Whyte is a comrade and kindred spirit on the path to consciousness and SOMETIMES he speaks directly to my heart.
I had some openings during my month on Maui and Kauai...that my increased feelings of lack of self-worth can be remedie... Read more
It's all about priorities! And it's so easy for me to get "off track" in this world of constant distraction, distortion, delusion, delerium, daring, ad infinitum....
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
-– I Corinthians
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I can choose DELIGHT!
I see or hear
that more or less
that leaves me
like a needle
in the haystack
It was what I was born for –-
to look, to list... Read more
As I continue the ever-unfolding journey from darkness to light, this treatise on where we're at in our collective history and where we may go spoke directly and deeply to me, and screamed to be shared with kindred spirits far-and-near:
SOL... Read more
My continuing passion is to part a curtain, that invisible veil of indifference that falls between us and that blinds us to each other's presence, each other's wonder, each other's human plight.
-- Eudora Welty, 1909-2001 (Pulitzer Prize wi... Read more
I've finished the sweater season, adding several thousand miles to the 2001 long bed cargo van that has served me so well since I bought it new at the end of 2000. It has 150,000 miles on it, and I only used it each year for the approximate fou... Read more
After 11 years with the project, I finished the last leg of the last shows trip for www.SweatersOverTheRainb ow.com on December 9. During this period between the first of October and mid-December, I traveled serially with two... Read more
No, no, there is no going back.
Less and less you are
that possibility you were.
More and more you have become
those lives and deaths
that have belonged to you.
You have become a sort of grave
containing much that was
and is no m... Read more
Greetings to the Natural World
Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. S... Read more
Editor's Note: On Saturday, March 27, 2004, when I was the religion reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, I met State Sen. Barack Obama at Café Baci, a small coffee joint in Chicago, to interview him exclusively about his spirituality. Our conver... Read more