Stay Present

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Stay present child of nature,

The mind, it goes to sleep.

Find the whispers of creation, let our peace run deep.

Stay honest sentient one, for the heart can never lie;

Surrender to the stillness, it will make us wise.

Stay humble and objective, for life is no surprise.

Long before our karma heals us, the reason why we breathe;

We must learn the path of compassion, to show us how to see.

Stay grateful in the moment, coincidence is illusion;

All that IS and always was, keeps us from confusion.

Hold reverence for the connections, for here is sacred space;

In the inspirations and love creations, we’ll shift the Human race.

It Was Always Enough (Dear Mom And Dad)

Nov4rth2014 114

It was so cold outside, I remember.
Dad was late from work, in mid December.
You spent all afternoon making the soup,
My sister and I were off in our rooms.
You called us for dinner as Dad walked in,
I sat at the table, making ungrateful comments.
Complaining and whining, the meal was; “cheap”,
How could we be filled on broth and grilled cheese?
I got up and left, never touching my plate,
Had I turned back around, I would’ve seen you never ate.

Years have now passed and I’m now a Mother;
Spent nights up late working for the bread and the butter.
Tired some evenings, aching to the bone,
Creating a meal for the children… alone.
Adding a little of this, a pinch of that,
Pulling a feast from out of my hat.
Telling myself, this is healthy and filling;

Then the children won’t eat it, said it’s “gross” or unappealing.
I find myself thinking of that night long ago,
What I said to my parents, now said by my own.
A lesson that took years to come back around,
Made me pick up the phone and share what I found.

Dear Mom and Dad, as a child I did not see;
You filled my dish, as yours went empty.
You sacrificed,
With love and grace,
I need to tell you, before it’s too late.
I know what it’s like now, I’ve walked in your shoes,
I ask your forgiveness, now I know the truth.

Love,
A VERY grateful daughter.

Alone

Oct28th2014 115

Vast is the difference between alone and lonely.

Everyone has their story;

A long day at work, a patience testing trip,

A body tired from illness, a tragic message, a lost friendship, a relationship ended.

So you walk for hours as thoughts seem relentless.

We can’t escape it, not ready to embrace it;

So we just sit.

Numb and silent, observing, breathing and surrendered.

It’s a surreal magic, in the middle of all that’s tragic – comes the answer.

There is call to be alone, just you and your heart, quiet in the moment.

Here we are not lonely, no need for company;

The connection is revealing, as we begin healing, just us and the sea.

The waves pull us far from the sentient mind,

Takes us beyond the situation, lets our emotions unwind.

We start to notice the glistening of the water, the way the sand allows our feet to dig deep – lets our eyes wander.

We can now feel the winds whipping salted air across our faces, then you smile;

It’s these sacred spaces, they come at just the right time.

This is reaching of high tide, with arms open wide… you spin as high as the seagulls fly;

Why?

Because we all know, that being alone is needed sometimes.

Because we can touch the inner child.

Because everything that brought us right here, keeps our dreams alive.

Give your soul the freedom – take a moment to celebrate your life.