Tag: truth

All That Was Tender

Tenderness January 21, 2018

After a while I learned to be in my heart and in the world. I learned to extract all that was beautiful and all that was tender from each experience. I learned to stand with the part of me that was most healed and let go — holding the door of my heart for all that was not quite beautiful — daring to continue on with love.

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After a While

Continuing On October 19, 2017

I found peace

in each moment

of choice.

I found it

each time I dared

to look things

straight in the face

and reach

for the most healed

part of me

and others

and for the

divine.

It was a choice.

The option was

always there

to close my eyes

and stop reaching.

But I understood where

that led —

after a while.

No Matter What

Quieting February 3, 2017

There was

a sense of connection

that couldn’t come

out of finally being

fully understood

on the surface.

It didn’t come out

of finally finding

all the answers

to endless questions.

It didn’t even really

come out

of anything

I had gathered

in my attempts

to find it.

This sense of connection

came out of

the whole journey —

through the pain of

rejection

and the willingness

to walk through

the unknown

in search of

whatever it was

I thought I was

reaching for.

But that was the strength

of the pure desire

to reach

and to know my own

true voice —

no matter what.

Something Real

Quieting January 13, 2017

It happened subtly

at first.

Thoughts and ideas

and all those many

images and words

about how

we should be

and how

things had been

began to fade —

just enough

to let in

something unexpected —

an original thought,

a genuine expression,

a little breathing space —

a tender interaction

almost missed —

the serenity we felt

as we didn’t grasp.

Maybe it was us

who dared to

turn away

in search of

something real.

Always

Unsorted December 8, 2016

This pain

you feel

is not separate

from the pain of

the world.

But it does not

define who or what

or where you are.

You must keep

searching.

Don’t look only

for relief

or some explanation

or label

to describe

what is on the surface.

Don’t look

to the world

for this.

You may find

these kinds

of answers.

But they will be

surface answers.

Look deeper.

Keep searching

until your heart

begins to speak

louder.

Always listen

to your heart,

even if it seems

so subtle that you

have to strain

just to feel some kind

of faint whisper.

It will

become louder.

May it lead you

always.

Amen.

Always

From A Quiet Prayer November 17, 2016

By grace,

I remembered

the power

of staying centered

within my heart

while offering

my part in the unfolding

of the story

we all share.

I healed

my own heart,

transformed darkness

within myself,

held and let go

of all parts

of me —

traded in every last

resentment in the search

for a deeper truth

and the slightest bit

of hope

for the remembrance

of this sacred journey

called life.

I healed

and transformed trauma

and found

a quiet prayer

connected with truth

and compassion

for all

could travel far —

reaching places

where few words

could go —

joining together

with others —

healing what had seemed

unhealable.

I honored

and traded

my own story

for a prayer.

And so I offer

this living prayer

always.

Amen

To My Deepest Heart and Yours

Prayers November 12, 2016

I honor all

that has been

dishonored,

misunderstood

or misinterpreted.

I hold this

silent prayer —

that we will

always find our way

back to what is

most pure.

I hold the place

in me

that remains unhealed —

as a gesture of hope —

as proof

that it is possible

to be the unfolding

sacred journey

and wholeness itself —

together.

I offer

this prayer

to my deepest heart

and yours.

Amen