Sacred Journeys

You do not have to be a sherpa. You do not have to carry someone else’s backbreaking load.   You need only fully do your part and allow them to fully do theirs.   Though we give each other a hand up on steep terrain, our individual journeys include legs of solitude and silence.   Legs during which,Continue reading “Sacred Journeys”

No Mud, No Lotus

The lotus doesn’t ask permission to shoot its stem out of the mud. It is simply time.   Time to loosen its grip, to pass through the water and emerge from the surface. Time to yield to its purpose.   And so, it softens. Unfurls. Stretches until it reaches its full expression.   Even then, asContinue reading “No Mud, No Lotus”

Endings are Beginnings

Pain is not the enemy. You need not arm yourself against it, or hunker down hiding in a cold trench.   What would happen if you invited it in, let it stay a while?   You might find that it won’t riddle you with bullets and leave you lifeless.   If you sit down withContinue reading “Endings are Beginnings”

‘Til Death Do Us Partnership

I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health,   If you are true to me in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.   If you love and honor me, I will love and honor you all the days of my life.  Continue reading “‘Til Death Do Us Partnership”