The Shadowy Road

I am an avid seeker of light, But sometimes I veer off the sun speckled trails Into the heart of the forest, unexplored and wild With that unquenchable pull toward deeper insight That only a journey through the dark can inspire. There is nothing to fear on the shadowy road The spookiest night cannot harmContinue reading “The Shadowy Road”

The Felt Sense

When we set aside the cacophony of racing thoughts Sitting in the peace of stillness, silencing the chatter Allowing the pressures of the external to temporarily fade We can then listen to that quiet inner voice, the felt sense It is there, dear soul, that a light glows in the dark A knowing above allContinue reading “The Felt Sense”

Quiet Fortitude

You were never weak, dear soul. Not for one moment, not for one breath, Not even when the relentless dark persisted Unforgivingly casting shadows of doubt in your mind About your innate goodness, your brightness of soul, Even during the nights you fell apart in quiet agony Feverishly piecing together fragments of a broken heart,Continue reading “Quiet Fortitude”

Transformation

Change begins with recognition As our inner dysfunctions become clear Resisting the urge to deflect or escape We instead turn our focus inward Breathing through the pain of soul-searching As we break down our defenses brick by brick To understand our role in our own discord. We are always on a trajectory of evolution RefiningContinue reading “Transformation”

We Are Not Exempt

At first, peace feels like an illusion After numberless days treading water Our soul muscles desensitized to strain Stamina built by force of continuous trauma As we rise and fall and rise again. Dear soul, do you feel the subtle pull of peace? The quiet hope waiting just around the next bend? The safety netContinue reading “We Are Not Exempt”

A Breaking Place

There is a breaking place Safe and set aside, patiently awaiting Those who stagger in with bleeding wounds Heavy hearts aching from the upheaval of life Downcast eyes that have witnessed traumas Hands too weak to keep grasping onto straws Unable to bear the weight of silent suffering For another strained breath. In this place,Continue reading “A Breaking Place”

Find Our Way Home

Maybe there is no definitive destination And we have already arrived At a series of milestones waiting for us Stretched out along a personalized path Where we can pause and catch our breaths To peer up at the brilliance of the stars Marveling at how we came to exist On this wondrous path of life.Continue reading “Find Our Way Home”

Persevering and Breaking

There is an unsettling interval Between persevering and breaking, In which we must consciously choose To continue to fight with all our might Setting aside feelings for fortitude Or to allow ourselves to crack open Letting the feelings seep through. There is no right or wrong decision; At times it is wiser to hold ourContinue reading “Persevering and Breaking”