Posted in Surrender

Broken vows

Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving—it doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, and come yet again, come, come.


dappled sunlightfaint droplets
of her taut breath,
in shadows.
she grasped quietude
in dappled sunlight
of mother earth,
and swung and turned
into a beginning…
her ending
never was,
and could it be prayer
that brought
her here,
or did the slow rise
and fall of earth
remain in belonging
of her conscious
when tentacles
their darkness,
innocence could not
be forgotten
or erased
from the suffocation
of her mind,
and she turned to look
for a witness to her shame….
when all meaning
had disappeared
into the ether
of dysfunction,
no longer
her tranquil
pulsed through
these disturbed
she returned to
of decay
beyond formations
of discovery,
where stars
lit the way
in dull acceptance.
her fate
written on unnatural walls
of emptiness,
shed tears
consumed by
where upon
brotherly love
was discontinued
by parental woes.
was her only
she was sold into
disfigured by
of learning
mattered more
than compassion’s
her broken vows
of secrecy
taunted her.
she grappled
with the unknowable,
her inner
she wrestled
to know
the beloved chime
of self-acceptance…


Posted in Mindfulness

a sea of holy breath

sea of holy breath

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”
― Eckhart TolleThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

if i’m in a sea
it’s a sea of holy breath
an ocean of translucent love..
gossamer winds
of synchronicity
revive me..
benevolence pours over me
and i’m infused with
transforming rain..
comforting mists
of belonging
envelope me in tranquility..
i inhale
and i am inhaled..
surrounded by acceptance..
light infiltrates
and resonates..
i wallow in kindness
and compassion…..


Posted in heroes, Nelson Mandela, Thinking out loud

Lessons in Leadership

madiba 8Be like the man
who cared for humanity,
he lived his life
in gentle humility.
Be like the man
who embraced
all religions
forgiveness his mantra
when he came out of prison.
Be like the man
who loved all people,
not judging their status,
he fought for freedom.
Be like the man
who never desired riches,
he shared his possessions
and built many bridges.
Be like the man
whose voice can be heard
from beyond the hills
a modest shepherd.
Be like the man,
who was prepared to lay
down his life,
to bring freedom to the masses
and make poverty decline.
Be like the man
who fought for his nation
loved by the world,
incredible gracious!

Posted in prayer

Teach me where the light is!

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

crack 2

I’ve said
too much
and reached too deep.
I feel your tone,
will my secrets
Your eyes don’t lie,
they show disdain!
My deepest fears,
words can’t
Will your unblemished life,
show up
my flaws,
and why do I crave
vain applause?
I am reaching down
the bloody
of which
I obsess.
My heart is qualified,
to feel the hurt,
as I grovel
in legions
of dirt.
My clenched fists
hold onto
the pain,
pouring agony
like torrential rains!
Bleeding out
flows with
sublime release.
begin to deplete.
I’ve been ravaged,
more than I can bear.
my persistent
These muffled
coming from my life,
are crimson
of raw divine!


Posted in Magical

Earth Angels

“Earthly Angels do not allow other souls to dim their light; they just keep shining bright as the sun, for this helps other souls to reconnect with their own light and shine brightly too!”
― Molly Friedenfeld

Thank you bright Angels,
who unveil the way,
you are a beacon of light
on leaden days.
As I steer my life
through murky seas
caught in hurricanes
my fear released,
and when I lose sight of the
faraway shore,
you bestow discernment,
my soul is restored.
I behold monsters
beneath the waves,
abandoned hope,
in tenebrous graves.
Fluorescent Angels
you illuminate the gloom,
and encapsulate hope
until my faith resumes.
To you glorious Angels,
who have touched my life.
You resuscitate truth
and reveal the Divine….


Posted in Monday

In pursuit of Contentment

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

earth chorus

Bask in resplendent sunsets,
hearken to dulcet birds.
Bathe in placid reservoirs,
be cognizant of your words.

Slumber in verdant meadows,
pick wild flowers in the sun.
Frolic in enchanted forests,
with Earth’s chorus become one.

Show concern for the homeless,
share a wholesome meal.
Spend time with the lonely,
till life regains appeal.

Count every blessing,
even the tiniest things.
Occupy each moment,
put some gusto in your wings.

Skip like delighted children,
let the wind blow through your hair.
Be dazzled by the elements,
indulge in nourishing fare.

Let go of all life’s clutter,
pirouette in the rain.
Sing like there’s no tomorrow,
love more that you can contain.

Stop to smell the roses,
always being kind.
Drink of simple pleasures,
imbibe peace of mind.


Posted in Thinking out loud

Callous Hallways

our hearts of stone becomes hearts of flesh
when we learn where the outcast weeps
Brennan ManningAbba’s Child:


glittering gods
with feet of clay
perfect beings
in hollow frames.
precarious pedestals
at dizzy heights
unfeeling expanse
hypocritical knights.
hearts of stone
around their necks
judgmental tones
outrageous specks.
in callous hallways
an outcast cries
sanctimonious scenes
wrong-doer despised.
enlivened by blatant pride
heartless landscapes
of blinded guides.


Posted in Mindfulness, Thinking out loud

Communion with the Divine

I decided to challenge myself to 24 hours without complaining!
communion with the divine

“If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again.”
― Wayne W. Dyer

In my soul,
I found a place,
my heart knows
its resonance.
Embedded in
sacred atmosphere,
a love beyond
Stars will shine,
seas will surge,
and as long as there’s a pull
on the Earth,
I know I am alive
to fulfil the applause
of heaven.
Distilled by shades
of experience,
shadows make peace
with the night.
I’m immersed in tranquil
and delighted by
the moon’s soft glow.
Shaped in the image of glory
and sprinkled with
a little stardust.
I’m made
for communion
with the Divine.