Reminders of a Gentler Path

Help us to honor

and set down

the layers of stories

carried for so long

in our minds.

Help us to listen

and speak with

our hearts

again —

to know

the tenderness

in the silent spaces

we tried so hard

to fill

and in the pain

we tried to

so hard

to sort out.

May our own

unfolding steps

be reminders

of a gentler path.


At the Root

I began to let go

of old ideas

of how the story

should go —

showing up

more and more

in resonance

with my own heart,

no longer waiting

for outer reflections

to change —

looking instead

to the subtle,

lasting effects

of the elixir

found at the root

of my own deepest