Sunday, December 21, 2014

Small Heart


My heart is small.
The needs are huge.

My hands are weak.
The helpless are many.

My skills are few.
The work is unending.

But the small, the weak,
and the few are enough
in the flow of Tao.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Silent Discovery


Sometimes darkness
comes from light.

Sometimes light
comes from darkness.

But never is there
darkness without light.

Never is there
light without darkness.

Silence is how
we discover this.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Genesis


To see God as light
and only light
is to cut ourselves off
from the God that scares us.

But why should we fear?
Didn't God give us
both darkness and light
from the beginning?


Thursday, December 18, 2014

City Wise


Cities grow
from the ground up,
not from the top down.

They're built for everyone,
not just the powerful few.

Wise cities remember this.
Dying cities don't.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

As Tao


What is the smallest thing?
What is the briefest span?

These are the building blocks
of the ten thousand things.

The smallest and briefest
create everything as Tao.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tortured Fears


The only accurate information
we can gain through torture
is insight into our own fears.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Good Medicine


Wisdom brings healing.
Insight brings wisdom.
Silence brings insight.
Pain brings silence.
Experience brings pain.
Time brings experience.
Breath brings time.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

What Color?


What color
would you be
if you could be
any color
you wanted?

Purple for strength?
Blue for courage?
Green for humility?
Yellow for wisdom?
Orange for diligence?
Red for compassion?

Or would you rather stay
with what you know?

Black for struggle.
White for luck.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Only Truth


The only truth I can verify
is the truth of my own experience.
But even that can't be trusted.

Nothing can be verified.
The only truth is the truth
of what I choose to believe is true.