Thursday, May 25, 2017

Catting Soul

When I take time to pet it, joy resonates.

Rough rushed petting bites me back.

Ignoring completely and get slapped plus woken up in the night.

The other option is to be playful and present, passionately parasympathetic and pass the night peacefully. Rrrrright.

Easy choice

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bored to Life

It's quite timid.

Too much noise and it will run and hide.

It won't come out until you are indistinguishable from a statue.

It's an amazing hider. Don't waste time looking for it.

It will come to you.

Try passing the time watching the clouds, a tree, a loved one or maybe just paint drying.

You'll be happy you did.


Firm Feet Finish First

Love is the steamroller on the long road to resiliency.

Stop and feel the warmth rise up through your feet.

When the stars take the night off, use love's warmth as your compass.

Lean in until you're uncomfortably hot.

Sweat out yesterday's struggles.

Feel it caress your skin like a warm campfire.

You are there.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We are but flies

Too old to rush to judgement

Their quiet stillness speaks of unimaginable wisdom.

When you walk among them you are walking on them and in them and below them, your energy grounding in their elderly wisdom.

Open your palm to them and share a piece of peace.

Let their stillness cool your internal waters.

You are safe here with these giants, for you will only find them where you also find life and water.

Take time to learn how to meet your own needs.

What you learn from them is a place you can go again if you are still enough.

The life below you has the suppleness of thousands of years of work, gently aerated like an ancient sponge.

With each step you squeeze air out and compact away a decade of work, yet it still feels open and airy on the most trodden paths, almost drumming with each step.

Imagine what lush powdery ground must lay beyond your vision.

The birds must sink into it like quicksand.

It begins with a  fountain of atoms being sucked up a long straw by the original maglev.

It's fed through a web of fungus permeating the tree's feet.

The tree pays them off with sugar taken from the sky and dropped to the floor like sediment in a glass of water.

To cool off the trees sweat out Hs and Os and when the leaf is no longer of benefit they litter it to the ground to feed back into their fungal web and maglev cycle.

We could learn so much from their simple loop.

Stolen

They were kidnapped from their homes in the name of religion and brought against their wills to a hot foreign desert.

They were living a peaceful life in the forest, relaxing all day by the riverside. Their home was a perfect fit for them and gave them everything they needed. It seemed like a thousand years could pass by without any illness in their family.

They loved to drink. They are a large race, but it's still hard to believe how they can drink.

In this new land the desert heat made them perspire heavily. But when they got thirsty and reached out to find more water, they found their feet bound in cement shoes. What's more, in their home they used to have neighbors with whom they traded sugar for drinks and food, but this new land was sterile and dead and they had no such friends.

Finally, when the sun and heat had burned them into ugliness, their religious owners called a doctor. But it was too late. They should have never been brought to the desert.

Before they were even dead the next generation had been taken from their homes and brought to the chapel as replacements.

The doctor tried to convince the minister that this giant race should be left in their homes to thrive. He explained that they aren't made for the desert, particularly if they have no friends to share with and their feet are in cement boxes.

But the minister was blinded by religion. He said it was those trees who gave a famous architect his inspiration for their chapel and it was those giants that he was going to have for his collection.

The doctor left and the staff prepared the graves for the young trees and hastily planted them as replacements for their elders.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What to do when you meet a Wolf

Stay with it.

Sit down if it's easier to see eye to eye.

Embrace it.

Take a deep breath to pull its essence inside.

Observe it.

As you start to see it clearly you will notice it is a sheep in wolf's clothing.

Take in its beauty.

Place your ear on its soft fur and smell the warm spring sun reflect off its coat.

The blind side of discomfort is love.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How to Find Your Way Home

Home is where you feel warm
               where you can smile and weep
               where you take your true form
                                 close your eyes and breathe deep
                                                                                     
                                                                                           
                                                                                         Welcome home.