Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Something to See


Even where there
is nothing to see
there is always
something to see.

It just depends
on how deeply
we're willing to look.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Long Enough


No life lasts long enough
to be fully explored.
We all remain unknown.

But would I really want
to know myself completely?
What about myself
would I rather not know?

Long enough is long enough.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Unknown


My ego mind wants to be known.
My larger self knows it's better to be heard.

My ego mind wants to be loved.
My wiser self knows I already am.

My ego mind wants to be worshiped.
My deeper self knows it would destroy me.

To be known is nothing.
To be useful is a gift.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Powers of Indecision


Indecision grants
three powers.

The first is the power
to do nothing.

The second is the power
to impede others.

The third is the power
to deny what's coming.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Making Art


Each frame gives context.
Each frame binds together.
Each frame creates a whole.
Each frame makes art possible.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hardest to Cross


The hardest
river to cross
isn't the widest
or the deepest
or the swiftest.

It's the river
that separates us
from loving those
who hurt us.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Not Alone in Living


Mercy is
like a stream
in a dry land.

It cools.
Quenches.
Washes clean.

It reminds us
we are not alone
in living.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Land of Necessary Watchers


Who is watching
the watcher?

Who is watching
the watcher's watcher?

There is no true peace
in a land of necessary watchers.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Two Desires


Some of my desires grow
out of a shallow place.

Some of my desires rise
up from greater depths.

The first tell me who I want to be.
The second tell me who I am.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Changing My Mind


I cannot change my life
until I change my mind.

When I change my mind,
my life follows suit.

What might happen when
I discover I can change my life?

Anything.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Three Powers


The power of light.
The power of darkness.
The power of the middle way.

The power of light sheds
wisdom and compassion.

The power of darkness offers
the grounding of experience.

The power of the middle way finds
wise compassion through experience.