Thoughts Category

Meditation #7

Do you think the monarch has moments where he wishes to return to the comfortable solitude of his chrysalis?

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Meditation #6

Use the breath to keep the heat of the moment from becoming a spark that begins an all-consuming wildfire.

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When You Don’t Quite Know What You’ve Lost

Since the first time I really understood the phrase ‘death comes in threes’, it’s seemed to hold true for me. In 2016, it even decided to multiply itself by two, giving me six solid months of deaths of people close to me, climaxing in April that year (there were still three more to come after) […]

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Meditation #4

What if we responded to anger with breath and curiosity rather than fire and certainty?

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Meditation #2

Happiness isn’t living in a perpetual weirded-out state full of rainbows and unicorns and fluffy bliss. It’s awareness and ability to grant space and grace to less-than-perfect moments in the external world so you can examine them with perspective and decide how to integrate them into the flow of the truths you hold in your […]

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Meditation #1

When you seek to understand patience Do not ask the human, nay but a soul forced into physical form, life allowed only from the construct of time on a birth certificate to the time on a death certificate. Instead, observe the red peony bud bloom as she will and the striped bee gather nectar and […]

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Everyday Poem #22

Yellow finches flit and dance about in blue spruce morning dew impossible to discern the space in which sunlight ends and wings begin

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I Am Not Ready

I finally mustered the bravery and courage this morning to look at the rosters of my upcoming school year, a symbolic moment of every August, that day I officially end the oft-quoted by non-teacher narrative of living the “Oh, you’re so lucky you’re a teacher because you get summers off to lie about swimming pools […]

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Everyday Poem #21

Wishing pain on others for what they say do believe seek only serves to keep you small dark hurt ignorant and mired in the sticky-deep residual memory of what they said did believed sought . Is this where you want to build your future home, in this hot, dry, hard, arid land where an eye […]

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Everyday Poem #20

What is the difference between faith and fate? A vowel or two? An extra letter? Your God or my Goddess? Or is there any difference At all? … Image courtesy 9883074 via Pixabay

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