The Hard Work of an Ordered House

•March 3, 2019 • Leave a Comment

2/17/2019

The work of an ordered house is more than dust on floors and in doorways.

It is freedom from anxieties through direct confrontation and imagination that what is will not always be.

It is allowing the rock-tumbling process of obstacles to challenge and shape, to change and reveal more and more of what is the same.

And sometimes, it is paying great attention in the opposite direction as the truest of intentions, so as to reveal which direction forward may be.

 

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Great Power (and Amplified Intention)

•September 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

September 14, 2018

After drawing from such deep and worthy wells, re-evaluation begs in different languages. New tongues, not previously spoken but well understood by deep and valued sensation.

In translation, the context becomes quietly profound. But words lost and added inspire growth for the better, with resolution to cling ever tighter to the great power. More than ever.

With time (not only taken,
but savoured)
for the in-breath of
trUTH
and the out-breath of
Love.

Carefully; with the utmost, amplified attention.

The Great, Slow Thaw

•April 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

April 22, 2018

There was ice and hard snow before any sign of melting.

And then more ice and pools of hope,

surrounded by softer and more fragile gatherings of white.

It’s not the cold that is infuriating as much as it’s unpredictable duration.

How much longer before how much change?

Movement is a necessity and not an option.

So banks and piles are measured not by weight but the rate of disappearance,

when all that is needed is the patience

to stay present and absorb what is

offered during the

great, slow

thaw.

Playing One String

•March 16, 2018 • Leave a Comment

3/15/18

When you’re flying blind

in the grind…

look up.

When Down is Up

•March 7, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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2/9/18

Pretty ceilings and cared-for floors,

seen by many, noticed by few.

What if trying harder to do better

means trying less, or fewer things?

And getting stronger means being

quicker to fall to your knees?

The worst might be, though,

having only control

over how to

focus on

floors or

ceilings.

Precipice

•December 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Precipice

December 11, 2017

Out here, this leading edge

feels more like leaning.

Choosing greater balance on one side

while the other lacks meaning.

The big picture is still out there

but how long before

it magically shows up, as at first,

right at my door… ?

Lessons Only

•November 2, 2017 • 1 Comment

October 29, 2017

Falling, though it can be hard is only a mistake without progress.  Without change.  And between birth and decay, there are moments of all kinds.  There is breath and attention, every fall it’s own experience.

But power is located and unlocked in moments of all kinds.  On mountains and tightropes, in pools of misery when there is nowhere to fall or land.

And when you can breathe deeply and pay attention while skydiving from great heights, on the way down there are no mistakes.

 
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