Tag: coping

All That Was Left

Quieting December 12, 2016

Because I had felt

the subtle shifting

at the bottom

of my heart

and noticed

its reflection

outside of me,

I continued on —

keeping my focus

in my heart —



and being

that same quiet prayer

I had followed

so long ago —

when it was

all that was left.


This Silent Holding Prayer

Holding December 11, 2016

I found this

silent holding

prayer began to

reach far —

through the

wounded places —

into the tender,

most creative

magical spaces

in my heart

that couldn’t be

reached in other ways —

the ones that

carried on

so gently

through any kind

of storm.

A Little at a Time

Continuing On, Unsorted October 6, 2016

It became increasingly helpful

to meet life

from a gentler place.

And so I held

my ground within

my heart —

remembering how

I had so delicately

held and let go

of all that crossed

my path

as I found my way

to this position —

letting go of all

I couldn’t sort out

all at once —

noticing as

pieces came together —

a little at a time —

naturally —

without my


and doing.

And with this same

natural motion,

I continued on.