Poetry is a clear window into the heart. I often write to express the thoughts and emotions inside me--not knowing what will appear on the page but invariably discovering more about myself and the world around me.

Living Beyond Yourself

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012

There is a mystery
A wondering

We all experience it
If we are truly honest with ourselves

We wonder
About how to live

How to live our dreams and
How to find care

How to live our truth and
How to be understood at our core

How to be ourselves and
How to meet our deepest longings

How to experience adventure and
How to experience companionship

How to live a life of deep meaning and 
How to get connection

How to make an impact on the world and
How to experience relationships

How to be creative and
How to be truly known

How to live our art and 
How to be held

How to live beyond ourselves and
How to be loved without condition

There is a mystery
A wondering

And for me
There is a commitment
To both


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Wordle Compilation

Posted Monday, January 02, 2012

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For Me

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What does it look like
To live
Fully
Me
One Hundred
Percent?

To drop my masks
To eliminate manipulation
To stop the games
To be totally vulnerable

For them
And therefore
For me

For me
And therefore
For them

What does it look like
To be true to me
To love myself
Without condition
Without shame
Without wrong-making?

How do I be
With me
Fully
In love
With me?


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To Know Me is to Love Me

Posted Monday, November 14, 2011

It's true
If you knew me
You would love me
Really know me
Experience my heart
My heart for you
My heart for the world

It's bursting
Out of control
Beyond belief
For you
And now
For myself

I deserve my life
A life of amazingness
I am grabbing it
By knowing me
Really knowing me
Fully experiencing myself

My fears
My drive
My heart
My purpose My desires
My emotions

To know me
Is to love me


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The Lottery

Posted Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Life will be better
When I win the lottery

Really?
This is the big moment you are waiting for?
A one in a ka-drillion chance
To hit the big one?
This is your solution?
Your choice?

In the meantime
You live
You wake
You eat
You work
You watch TV
You sleep

The life you wish for
That adventure
That mysterious ball of goodness
Sits waiting
While you wait
And do NOTHING
And be NO ONE—at least not the person you want to be

The life you want is available
Today
No money required
Just courage
Effort to overcome your fears

You have everything you need
Right now
Go inside
Investigate you
Take a risk
Do what you must do
Be who you must be
Today


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No Waiting Required

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Once upon a time
Isn't that how all fairy tales start?
What about this time?
What about now?

What do I need to do?
What's next?
What's the right answer?
For the rest of my life?

So many questions
So much thinking about what to do
What actions need to be taken
To get the life that I want
To figure it all out

Stop
Rest
Slow down
Choose something different

Who do I want to be?
What matters to me?
I can start being him right now
Start living that way
Today

No waiting required
No hoping required
No someday
No once upon a time

Today
I choose to live  
Live authentically
Be real
Be me

I wonder what will come of it
It sure will be fun to find out!
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Blindfolded

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Have you ever wondered?
Truly been curious
About the darkness
About mystery
About what you can never know

What would it be like?
To embrace what you don't know
To accept that life is full of illusions
To understand that you are not in control
To assume that truth is slippery

How would it change your life?
How would it change your conversations
If you could stop arguing 
Stop convincing
Stop defending your beliefs
And simply be

Peace is found here
Real life is found here
In this place of embracing mystery
Living with not knowing
Sitting with curiosity
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Living Proof

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I am proof
Living proof
That dreams come true
That the universe is for me
That love wins
That relationships are ALL that matter
Now
And in the end

If I told you
You would stand in awe
Mouth agape
Eyes lit up
If I told you
The truth
The truth about me
And what I've experienced
In the last 100 days

When I described to you
Tales of love
From the universe
From the closest of friends
From family far and wide
You would wonder
What do you have to do? 
To experience love like that?
To know 
Without a doubt
That the universe is for you
That love wins

It starts with this
Letting go
Asking for help
Entering into what is being arranged for you
Instead of figuring it out
Instead of forcing life
You experience it
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Overcoming

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2011

What is it about some people?
Some people that you meet
They move forward
No matter the circumstances
They not only survive
They thrive

What voices do they hear
What messages do they tell themselves
When they are up against it
When life is falling down
Or opportunity is knocking
And it's time to make a decision

What is it about some people
Some people that you meet
They stand still
No matter the circumstances
They not only stagnate
They backslide

What voices do they hear
What messages do they tell themselves
When they are up against it
When life is falling down
Or opportunity is knocking
And it's time to make a decision

They both hear voices of judgement
They both hear "you can't do it"  
They both hear "you won't make it"

Fear is there
That's for sure
For both
So what's the difference?

I'm not certain
I could be wrong
But the one that moves forward knows
Knows deep inside 
She'll be OK—no matter what the outcome
The one that shrinks back
Just isn't sure
She might not make it
She'll wait until she's sure

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No Regrets

Posted Monday, August 01, 2011

I stood on the edge
I looked down in fear
I felt the wind
Whipping all around

I looked for a way out
Another way to cross
Even contemplated going back
Without taking the risk

But then I walked
Took one step
Then two
And made it across

Oh, what I could have missed
If I had turned back
If I had given in to fear

I would have missed
Indescribably beauty
Abounding joy
Unrivaled memories
That can never go away

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