Eventually we begin to accept the rhythm of life Between the collision of each crashing wave And the soft, peaceful lulls of recovery Learning to balance ourselves in the in-between Functioning even as the next wave builds Exercising unwavering hope in what will be While accepting the reality of future downfalls That there is neverContinue reading “Resplendent”
Coming back to life From the cracks in the ground Where I had buried my awakened self. Rising slowly from the ashes Tending to my own weeping wounds Rescuing the parts of me long lost To the contingencies of human experience. Learning to savor life Armored, apprehensive, autonomous, But with a soft and tender heartContinue reading “Coming Back to Life”
I am nothing if not teachable, So teach me, dear soul, Remove the blinders from my eyes Bring awareness to this naive mind Allow me the rewarding experience Of transforming ignorance Into openmindedness. I am nothing if not reachable So help me to reach you, dear soul, Show me how to create a safe sanctuaryContinue reading “Teachable”
Even tired eyes And burdened shoulders The ever-present worries And the downward pull of health Cannot take the light away from me. No person, event, or condition No barrage of unrest No persistent attempt to derail Could ever silence the hope in me.
As we float along, We learn the capacity of our fortitude Understanding our limitations Deciphering our soul’s longings As we surrender to the flow of life Unsettled but uncontrolled by circumstance Keeping an inner anchor steady When the rapids rage When the rain pours When there is no other choice Than to allow the streamContinue reading “As We Float Along”
I stepped into the sunlight And all at once My soul began to thaw As if it had been parched for light. I am learning to stand On my own trembling feet Expecting nothing, wanting nothing Just relieved to be alive Still able to feel sunshine on my face And hope for humanity in myContinue reading “Sunlight”
Courage grows even in starless spaces Ignited within, glowing fervently Burning brightly even as shoulders stoop Urging forward even as fingers quake.
When the bitter cold sets into our veins When the glare of ice and snow begins to disenchant Our hearts start to pine for the first signs of spring To thaw out the winter from our souls. We are beings of hope in times of darkness With a natural pull toward regeneration, rebirth Gravitating towardContinue reading “Longing for Spring”
While you catch your breath from the last upward climb, Look behind you at the precarious path you have scaled. Each individual step may have been perceived as insignificant Yet put together they equal thousands of diligent steps upward A steep and necessary evolution of body, mind, and soul. While there is still mountain leftContinue reading “The Upward Climb”
Isn’t it strange that we cannot break down Until we are finally safe? Holding onto our hypervigilance Until we can give our hearts permission To quietly break.