Healing shows up for us, dear soul, Without hidden costs or fine print Despite our stubborn inner resistance Even when it feels as if there is no escape From our self-imposed prisons. Healing finds us in our destitute places Requiring only an open and willing heart To take the first step down an unknown pathContinue reading “Healing Shows Up”
They grow in summer-roasted dead grass, in tangles of weeds, in the middle of Nowhere Town. So bright, so cheerful, optimism embodied in a flower. No matter what life throws at us, we can always find these not-so-little signs of beauty and healing. Everywhere.
I choose hope And if the stars begin to fall We will wish on them, dear soul Until the very last ones remain Still gleaming, still clinging, Against the rise of night The way they always do. I choose hope In this unpredictably brutal world Full of harshness and hidden softness too Seeking out theContinue reading “I Choose Hope”
Healing found me with my back turned Unassumingly seeping in through my unsettled feet While I stared with sunken eyes at a future lost Already determined that the hourglass of my life Had reached its final clinging grains of sand. I was hurting, dear soul, so very misaligned, Believing I was exempt from experiencing joyContinue reading “Healing Found Me”
Dear gentle heart You are a deep diver in a shallow world A refreshing presence to behold A relief from callousness, abrasiveness A balm to tender souls. You are unassuming and genuine A pursuer of continual growth Human and so easily relatable To hearts both young and old.
There is no need to see the horizon ahead Because here and now, there is hope Love lifting our tired shoulders Even as the way before us disintegrates. There is no need to know what will be Because here, in this wondrous moment, There is peace settling into our souls Even as tomorrow begins toContinue reading “Here and Now”
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”
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”
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”