Advice to My Younger Self

There is no need to hurry the important decisions, The ones that will change the DNA of your life Trickling down into the what, where, and how Of who you are and the space you occupy; Take the time to align the ruminating of your mind With the unwavering pull of your gentle heart AndContinue reading “Advice to My Younger Self”

Refined Gold

Sometimes the sky is blanketed in angry storm clouds While on other days the sun shines so brightly it is transformative And I will never know exactly which one I will see when I wake. It is the beauty and the adversity of life to expect uncertainty In an experience so full of gradients ofContinue reading “Refined Gold”

Today’s Resolve

Today I resolve to listen To sleep when it begins to pull To sunlight’s contagious beckoning To the pause before the words unfold. Today I promise to respond To my needs often placed on hold To tears if they choose to well up To the stories that must be told. Today I hold myself accountableContinue reading “Today’s Resolve”

I Will Try

Here we are, standing in the middle of a bridge Suspended only by a pair of old, fraying ropes Swaying back and forth, two hundred feet above ground Wind gusts whistling through the holes of wooden slats And by the way, dear soul, I am afraid of heights. I cannot promise I will be theContinue reading “I Will Try”

Where There Is Uncertainty

Where there is uncertainty, Turn inward to that part of you that knows That inner compass that intuitively pulls The flicker of light sparking in your tired soul That voice of conscience that quietly grows. When you cannot see the next steps forward, Listen to the wisdom of past insights The moments when your heartContinue reading “Where There Is Uncertainty”

Maybe Tomorrow

Maybe tomorrow I’ll see the bigger picture. Maybe tomorrow I’ll draft a Plan B. Maybe tomorrow I’ll wear my problem-solving hat. Maybe tomorrow I’ll roll up my worn sleeves. Maybe tomorrow I’ll look for the silver lining. Maybe tomorrow the confusion will begin to clear. Maybe tomorrow I’ll break down my defenses. Maybe tomorrow I’llContinue reading “Maybe Tomorrow”

Reawakening

Reawakening is not a soft process It is the gasp of clarity The heaviness of acceptance The tears of letting go Of life as we once knew. Reawakening is trying again The risk of vulnerability The reliving of old conditioning As we slowly begin to believe This time is different, the past is gone. ReawakeningContinue reading “Reawakening”

Today

Today was never promised, but here we are A miracle often overlooked by the mundane The gift of breathing with numbered breaths The luxury of repeating again and again the same. How easily we forget the wonder of sunrises When we believe we have a wealth of days to come How beautiful the road weContinue reading “Today”

When the Stars Fell

The first time the stars fell, I was horrified As if the Earth itself had shifted on its tilted axis Off kilter and haphazard with no end in sight Where life before trauma would never return And it did not. The second, third, tenth, twentieth time the stars fell, Fear retreated into numbness and normalcyContinue reading “When the Stars Fell”