Monthly Archives: December 2017

There’s this subtle difference between entitlement and gratitude.

08 Dec, 2017

GRATITUDE

There’s this subtle difference between entitlement and gratitude.

Subtle but immense.

I think I am working my way out of the one into the other.

Like, when good things happen, the meaning I make of it is “Of course it did. That’s the way the universe works.”

Converse…Read More

WOUNDED HEALER

07 Dec, 2017

Look at the world
and all the ways
you are not
invited.

All the closed doors
are churches, and inside,
the pain-song
of every hungry mouth.

As you turn from that
coldness into the
non-mirrored and ugly
portion of your own decay

You start to make things
from what people thin…Read More

I feel like I spent my 30s arguing with myself.

07 Dec, 2017

I want to write about intimacy.

I feel like I spent my 30s arguing with myself.

Now, I think I finally have enough awareness to be able to

stop
decide to allow open presence to listen
have a kind of embodied faith in the movements that follow
continue to allow embodied presen…Read More

Embodying the self – embodying YOUR self, YOUR body – as a priority – is embodying the shadow.

04 Dec, 2017

Embodying the self – embodying YOUR self, YOUR body – as a priority – is embodying the shadow.

However you were abused, abandoned or rejected, the message to the body-psyche was: not safe to be you. Not here. Not now. Not ok!

Today, all the people that trigger you are holding pockets of th…Read More

A powerful realization that finally landed for me in 2017

03 Dec, 2017

A powerful realization that finally landed for me in 2017:

I no longer chase people.

I used to chase people
So badly
wanted to be liked
wanted to be seen

I felt CONVINCED
if they only knew me
saw my brilliance
they would realize they were making a mistake!
in not liking me

Any…Read More

AMATEUR PROBLEMS

03 Dec, 2017

AMATEUR PROBLEMS

His only problems
are the three devils in his coffee:
critic, craver and crowd-pleaser
trained like vipers on his craft.

If they can’t get him to eat a cookie
he’ll eat his own work
he’ll not work at all even
or offer up swill as fine ale to the bar crowd.

Any…Read More

FORM

02 Dec, 2017

We are in the dark
about how this works

Or even what this is
or what works even is

Yet with each rotation
the vessel comes into view

I can feel you and me
are making a bigger thing

Even though half of me
and half of you

Is behind the skin
feeling too clumsy for aim

The …Read More

TRUST

01 Dec, 2017

TRUST

I trust you
To follow your love
Ply right from wrong
To listen

I trust you
To feel hurt
When something
Cuts below the tightness

I trust you
To bring your longing
To the cup at the edge
Of the world

After all you’ve seen
Who wouldn’t
Trust you
With pain?

Even so…Read More