Today – Poem Jul16

Today – Poem

Today I celebrate the joy of inhabiting my soul, the space between infinity and yesterday Today I cheer to those who came before me and to whom I owe the pleasure of engraving their breath upon my forehead Today the world stands still as I embrace the sound of swaying waves upon oceans of...

Tiptoe Through the Tulips Sep08

Tiptoe Through the T...

Over the years I have exercised various careers, one of which was related to horticulture. Given that a plant is unable to speak, nurturing requires great insight. One thing I learned is that in most cases, plants cannot be cured of disease by any topical methods; they require a complete...

There You Were… Jun25

There You Were…...

There You Were…   I have longed to embrace the warmth Of a creature of my own Whose eyes assure it knows me By my soft, melodic tone   I place no motives or presumptions upon this gentle soul only that in their journey they arrive safe and whole   I prefer to trust in...

How Much is that Doggie in the Window? Apr12

How Much is that Dog...

Although most things in life are free, many also come at a great personal cost and in most instances we are unaware of what that cost really consist of.  Our mind plays a key role in clouding our ability to discern truth and often drives us straight into a mirage, placing us in harms way. For...

Namaste Mar21

Namaste

As in many mornings, today I went out to walk the three-mile stretch I travel daily.  I am fascinated at how life presents itself without warning, gathering me into its arms. Almost one mile into my walk, I approached the Phap Bao Temple.  I have never seen anyone at this facility before,...

In The Beginning Mar13

In The Beginning

What makes man different from animals is that he is aware of himself. He is able to reflect upon himself and analyze what happens to him, how his environment influences him and how he can change his consciousness. ~Dirk Gillabel~ Tonight I watched Oprah Winfrey tell her story on the Master...

An Angel in Disguise Mar13

An Angel in Disguise

This afternoon I visited the local Sam’s club to get our family’s supplies.  As I was checking out, I heard what I perceived as flustered parents scolding their little girl from wondering away.  “Get back into that cart right this second” one parent shouted.  There were a total of...

Who Motivates the Motivator? Feb17

Who Motivates the Mo...

In case you were under the impression that people such as myself, who play the role of cheerleaders for others, never fall into the traps of their own mind; you are wrong.  Today I woke up with one of those “What am I doing?” feelings, lost and confused, putting my head down and curling...

A New Journey Jan30

A New Journey

Over the last 12 years I have been contemplating the possibility of becoming a senior trainer for the More to Life organization.  A non-profit group who specializes in teaching techniques whereby as individuals we become aware of behaviors we play out unconsciously, spilling over into our...

Changed For Good Jan15

Changed For Good

Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? Because I knew you, I have been changed for good” For Good – Lyrics from the musical Wicked As a child I frequented the shopping mall with my great-grandmother who, at the time, was just over 90 years old.  Mother of seven children,...