The Path of the Lotus

For the lotus to bloom It must overcome its fear Of the dark, Reaching in faith upwards towards the light. Fighting gravity, Fighting inertia, Trusting its growth is true While the murky waters keep it blind. Feeling all alone, One could easily give up, Never penetrating the darkness, Never basking in the glow of theContinue reading “The Path of the Lotus”

The Waves: An Homage to Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is both the creator and destroyer in Buddhism traditions. This poem pays tribute to his role. The waves carry messages from afar The message of love for the shore receptivity, reciprocity The Atlantic offers rare, finely curled tubular waves today Rays of sunlight caress their tops As they rise up and crest, RidingContinue reading “The Waves: An Homage to Lord Shiva”

The Lotus Flower

The lotus roots and emerges from the muck no mud, no lotus Stretching to the surface Reaching towards the sun Then creates a platform From which to rest Opening Blooming Blossoming Revealing her beauty, her truth, her purpose Without following the stem, one would know not her origins: the darkness. Such mysterious sensuality Photo by Amma

Relationships and Running Shoes: If it doesn’t fit, then don’t force it!

Earlier this week, I was trying on new running shoes. For several reasons, it’s best for me to go to a physical store to purchase specialty shoes. The first pair I put on did not feel right before I tied them. The sales associate immediately instructed me to take them off followed by, “If you force itContinue reading “Relationships and Running Shoes: If it doesn’t fit, then don’t force it!”

The Elephant in the Room

The elephant in the room must be acknowledged before it can be asked to leave. Look at it.  See it.  It fills the space with its size. Open the door,  show it the way out. Then you can fill the room with all the thoughts you actually desire to be there. Namaste. Photo by TAW4 atContinue reading “The Elephant in the Room”

The Spiritual Foundry

Carbon is folded into metal during the forging process to strengthen it. The more times the metal of a sword is folded, the stronger the sword has the potential to become. The fire of the foundry is used to heat the metal to a malleable state so that the swordsmith can hammer out the impurities,Continue reading “The Spiritual Foundry”

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