Friday, April 17, 2015

First the Egg


The egg is fertilized,
then it starts to split.

First into two cells.
Then into four cells.
Then into eight and on.

If life begins at conception,
then our first act in life
is to break ourselves in two.

An omen of what's to come.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

From the Inside


Whatever a tree knows,
it knows it from the inside.

We're afraid to believe
we could be that lucky.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

All Are Necessary


If the rain falls on
the just and the unjust,
what am I to make
of a God that feeds evil?

Not all darkness is dark.
Not all light is pure.
God feeds all because
all are necessary.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Two Paths


The religious path
leads to many Gods.

The spiritual path
leads to the same God.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Spies


Yin hides in broad daylight.
Yang lurks in the dead of night.

They each balance the other
like spies in an enemy's camp.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Belief Systems


If my beliefs are based
on someone else's counsel,
someone else's expectations,
someone else's fears,
then I'm trying to live
someone else's life.

If my beliefs are based
on my own observations,
my own experiences,
my own trust in Tao,
then I'm willing to try
to live my own life.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Good Idea


What I see as evil
depends on what
I think of as good.

But where do I
get my ideas of
what is good?

Best to look at
all sides before
I decide on that.


Friday, April 10, 2015

All Others


Where there is only one right answer,
there can be only one right mind.

All others are crazy and dangerous.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Why Flowers


It's easy to see
our differences.

It's harder to see
we're all the same.

This is why
the universe
invented flowers.

To teach us to see
what is not easy to see.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Shadow Lines


The lines
that keep me
from exploring
my darker self
are like the lines
that keep me
from exploring
my better self.

Nothing
but shadows.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fix It


Nature
doesn't need
us to fix it.

It'll rebalance itself
after we're gone.

Nature
doesn't need
us to fix anything.

We do.