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Word Play

Today's practice: Pick a word -- any word. Explore it with a receptive heart and enquiring mind today. Remember, you are a guest in its world. Meet it with gratitude for its hospitality, and a sincere desire to get to know it -- its heart and mind, its customs and...

Moon-Witted, Moon Wilted

As gravity softens skin's tender folds, all grows tentative. Questions 
 come knocking, demanding solar eloquence. 
 Stutter-speech answers the door. Porch light’s dim. Who’s there? 
 Who’s really there? This stands sweating on splintered threshold, That 
 in tow....

Lopsided Moon In The Jaws of Perfection

She hangs like a crooked brooch in a perfect, sable sky. Your fingers itch to straighten her, just so -- a little more to the left, a little higher in the upper right-hand corner. Yes. But then, there’s her disappointing light, that shade of curdled cream, so unlike...

What To Do When Things Fall Apart

Consider a situation in which you feel helpless to alter the outcome. One which you've done everything in your power to create, transform, heal, or resolve. One which deflates your illusions of control. An inner pattern that undermines the trajectory of your soul. A...

Judgement, Discernment & Soul Hunger

Judgment is not discernment. It may give you a temporary feeling of power and satisfaction, but it's often just a poor substitute for your soul. When you find yourself judging -- people, situations, yourself, the state of the world, what-is -- tune into the...

Transforming Privilege

You don't have to crawl on the broken glass of guilt and shame, mea culpa-ing the entire way, to redeem yourself of unearned systemic privilege -- of race, class, gender, caste, education, wealth or anything else that offers you elevation. Blindness is assuming that...

Let It Be: On Contentment & Miracles

The world offers itself to us in every moment, quietly, patiently, soft in its tenderness, savage in its extravagant beauty. Blue mountains painted on the rim of a pale winter sky. Stiff-fingered branches, all thrust and assertion, reaching, grabbing, swallowing air...

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