Poetry, storytelling and song writing are members of the same family. I have a deep appreciation for the literary arts and believe that creative writing whatever its form, render a fleeting glimpse, a snippet of insight into the author’s inner world. To live an unexamined life is our greatest travesty and consequently we cannot grow as we are intended to without putting ourselves under a compassionate lens of scrutiny. Writing can do this by giving us a strategy to crystallize those fleeting thoughts and emotions that so often elude clarity and self knowing. Journaling, writing poetry can be a catharsis in this process leading to a new awareness of whom and what we are, warts and all. The journey of self discovery ultimately opens the door to the spiritual growth and evolution we so richly deserve.
“Socrates showed us that thinking the truth is not enough. Truth demands to be lived”~ Americ Azevedo Gut wrenching visualsflashed around the world,primal grieving and mind numbing shock,mass casualties as garment factory building collapses. Bangladesh where lives are commodities,geographically removed, [...]
"Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God." ~ Ram DassDearest Henri,What does Easter mean to me? It means a time of hope, a time [...]
“Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love”~ George EliotSilent tears of gratitude wait for the distance.Stoic heartfelt hugs,whisper lovingly of bonds that defy time and spacecherishing this kinship connection.Joyous snapshot moments creating memories [...]
“Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and to feel connected with others. Instead, we often contract, fear intimacy, and suffer a bewildering sense of separation. We crave love, and yet we are lonely. Our delusion of [...]
First Noble Truth of Buddhism: “Life is suffering.” When life veers off the rails shunting us to detours unplanned, lessons imposed without instruction, stumbling in confusion, morphing into chaos battling for control, losing, conceding to despair, cursing fate; suffering. [...]
“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course”. ~ Khalil Gibran I’ve been lucky in lovewhen I kept the door openwaited for whispersmessage unspoken, Letting go of needinesswithout hesitation,trusting abundancethe [...]