I Pray

Come forth light Illuminate and slay Shine in the remotest crevice Where the barbed tendrils of deceit Find nourishment and blind consciousness with a fume. Send the deceivers fleeing, free them with light or oblivion, and free us To wield the divine light in mercy and power, making a rout of the enemies of truth.…

My part

My Part When it comes to me, you should consider yourself free If I did the harm, or if you believe you harmed me It is gone, I'm sorry, be free It is time to turn off the alarm, extinguish the beacons, send packing your demons I Will make special arrangements for my errors, I…

On practice and everyday well-being

On a practical level, meditation seems to help with cohesiveness in life. I’ve started and stopped many individual practices of strengthening mind and body, but I’ve never been as successful in any of them as when I have a good meditation practice going at the same time. In the tradition that I study most, the…

Mara’s Encounter With The Unbeholden Heart

Mara's Encounter with the Unbeholden Heart Where lie the borders of your domain So that I might blend with your subtle joys and sorrows Such that you will mistake me for your self and your kin? Even when you’ve come so far, pleaded, borrowed From dubious faiths, cross-legged hacks. It’s here you’ll find my tender…

Paring the skin from a sweet potato

Paring the skin from a sweet potato with a freshly sharpened blade a great sense of peace came then the thought switch hands.   Everything slowed peace deepened delicate, deliberate.   Later, I switched back o the mighty skill! clarity what will within will observe become better still.  

63 Breaths

When my older son was on the brink of leaving toddlerhood, he still preferred that we stay with him until he fell asleep. It could be frustrating at times, when tucking-in seemed to go on and on, and I felt that it was time for me to either relax, or get some other things done.…