Monday 30 September 2019

Feel it

Feel the conflict
the paradox
feel the unease
the desire for resolution
feel the not knowing and
the desire to know
sitting side by side
feel the friction
the pull of one against the other
allow both to be here
allow both a place in your heart.

Fear - I see you, I hear you
I know you have a part to play
thank you for keeping me safe.
Now rest, go back to sleep
let others play their part.
Let courage, daring and have-a-go
come to the fore.

© 18 Sep 19

Monday 9 September 2019

Spiritual beings

We are spiritual beings
in a human body
‘me’ and ‘mine’
are post-it notes
highlighting attachment
to being human
sticky buds denoting claim
and belief in the
historical dimension.

The real ‘I’ speaks from the
Ultimate dimension
an ‘I’ forever free
not an ‘I’ with something to attain or
‘not quite there yet’.

We are spiritual beings
playing a human part
for a while.

© 1 Aug 19

Friday 6 September 2019


Looking through a veil of sadness
everything loses its light.

I am not completely enveloped
Curiosity is my dharma door
into the present moment.

Look at the hibiscus flowers
what shape their leaves?
How does a bud unfurl
to become a flower
a full bloom?

Without doing anything
it seems
I am drawn into engaging
with the world
and out of my head.

Grateful for the insight to
plant the hibiscus bush
in just that spot
ten years ago.

© 21 Aug 19