Sorrow Management: Damage Incorporated

Hello, Anger Hello, Anger. My, where have you been hiding? Under rocks that were my broken apart heart? There you found solace from the evil biding, The seething heat of being thrice torn apart. Two children fighting, both screaming and needing more than a mother making a fresh, new start. hard to be both parents at once, what to do?Continue reading “Sorrow Management: Damage Incorporated”

Create me, Destroy me

Even as I see the theme so clearly, I resist its acceptance with so much of my being. The tears are stuck in some parallel universe. My heart grows heavy with each breath. How can I accept this? You first came into my consciousness on a fateful day in May. In messaging a friend, autoContinue reading “Create me, Destroy me”

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”

I Want You

I want you To unglue me To untie me To remove the chaife That blocks my light I want you to see all of me My mind My body My soul Complete transparency I want you To show me where I hide To reveal the broken; lies To hold me to a higher level To riseContinue reading “I Want You”

Spiritual, and yet still human.

The belief that spiritual people are somehow more human than human and free from experiencing fear, anger, jealously, sadness or guilt keeps us all from obtaining higher levels of enlightenment. Able to see the bigger picture, and yet laden by unexpressed fear; myopic. Able to send love and prayers to the Earth and its inhabitants,Continue reading “Spiritual, and yet still human.”

Breaking Apart & Coming Undone

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ― Cynthia Occelli Broken. Battered. Confused. Lost and scared. No extra pennies to spare. Clutching the pain from the past.Continue reading “Breaking Apart & Coming Undone”

Letting Go of the Hot Coal

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. -Buddha Now imagine holding those hot coals and throwing them at yourself. This is what I believe most of us do on a daily, hourly and maybe even minute-by-minuteContinue reading “Letting Go of the Hot Coal”

Shadows of Death

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadows of death, I shall fear no evil. – Psalm 23 In Buddhism, Shiva, the creator and the destroyer, represents the process of breaking down that needs to occur prior to being able to build back up. Nature is filled with examples of this idea of deathContinue reading “Shadows of Death”

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