Sunday, January 3, 2016

Where Neither Matters

or straight.

or crooked.

Not one
without the other.

At the center,
neither matters.

Saturday, January 2, 2016


Miracles happen,
but only in the mind.

To the world outside,
miracles are dangerous.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Silence to Sight

I am inside looking out.
I am outside looking in.
I am both and beyond both.

All are inside looking out.
All are outside looking in.
All are both and beyond both.

Tao is inside looking out.
Tao is outside looking in.
Tao is both and beyond both.

One takes nothing to see.
One takes wisdom to see.
One takes silence to see.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Looking Back

We continually
remake our past
as we learn more
about ourselves
in the ever-present,
ever-changing now.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Life After Calamity

Calamity can strip us to the bone,
but even a bare tree will leaf again
after winter has finished its work.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Necessary Blessing

From rage to bliss, 
my emotions are like
the weather at sea.

To trust there will be
calm after the storm
is a necessary blessing.

Monday, December 28, 2015

One True Path

The only true path
to the safe haven of God
is the path before you.

It's the same path
that will take you
many other places, too.

But one thing never changes.

The only true path
to the safe haven of God
is the path before you.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Four Choices

First is the choice of habit.
Second is the choice of friends.
Third is the choice of god.
Fourth is the choice of ignorance.

The first determines my daily life.
The second determines my contentment.
The third determines my prejudices.
The fourth determines my limits.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Stormy Wisdom

Valleys make mountains.
Rivers make valleys.
Storms make rivers.

Insight brings wisdom.
Experience brings insight.
Difficulty brings experience.

Friday, December 25, 2015


Denial allows us
to believe there are
always enemies
hidden in the fog.

Clear skies take
away that option.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merely Observed

Apathy scatters us.
Disaster draws us together.

Shared suffering heals faster
than suffering merely observed.