Three Paths

There are three paths ahead of us Not one of them right, not one of them wrong Each leading us to the same destination Whether arriving swiftly or prolonged. The first leads to an ocean of deepest emotion Where we swim to rhythm of our heart’s symphony Eyes closed as we are guided by ourContinue reading “Three Paths”

And Yet They Bloom

Dear soul, I know the winter has been harsh Ice upon ice and snow upon snow As if we were taken prisoner by the elements Waiting, always waiting, for the arrival of Spring. This year I thought the cold had won victory Over the crocuses trapped beneath snow And yet they bloom despite it all.Continue reading “And Yet They Bloom”

Trust

Sit with me for a moment Let me take your hands in mine Clearing up the mental clutter Of a tired and worried mind, Tapping into the deeper consciousness Past the cobwebs of doubt and fear Into the depths of higher awareness Where what you know is what you feel. Can you quiet the innerContinue reading “Trust”

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”

Fortress

She built a fortress around herself Very few were permitted inside Unless they agreed to patiently wait For her heartache and fears to subside. Aware that others deemed her as guarded, She hid her soul beneath ice and steel Knowing the ones that deserved her trust Would gave her time and space to heal.

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”

Love Is Written in Chapters

Love is written in chapters Each one beginning with “I met someone,” With “forever” doodled hopefully in the margins. Some chapters fill only a few pages Compared to others still left unfinished And while no two are exactly alike, They represent for us growth, change, awareness Teaching us what heals us and what harms usContinue reading “Love Is Written in Chapters”

Beyond the Bend

No, we may not see far beyond the bend, But the unknown will dissipate as we walk Fog clearing slowly with each apprehensive step Uncertain, but not out of our depth. For isn’t it true that the best decisions Were made without the luxury of guarantees? And we are all just as close to aContinue reading “Beyond the Bend”

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”

The Challenge of Worthiness

Why is it such a challenge To offer ourselves the same kindness we give to others? Showing unwavering care for all human beings While simultaneously torturing ourselves With degrading words and punitive thoughts. Injustices by others we automatically turn inward Into unending attacks against our own character Willingly taking the blame while blameless The wayContinue reading “The Challenge of Worthiness”