Attachment, aversion, so it is

I sit on this rocking dock, on an August afternoon that feels like Fall.

Winds gently blow and create small waves rippling across the large lake.

White mountains loom in the background, reminding me of longevity, the eternal nature of all things.

I breathe in peace, exhale compassion for self and others.

I inhale love, light, I exhale peace for all.

I ride the gentle waves on the dock, shut my eyes, breathe. notice, and list.

Attached to…

Hot sun on a dry summer day

The beauty of nature, across all seasons

Moving my body through space

Hot creamy coffee (decaf), morning after morning

Cuddles anytime of day

Cozy sweaters

Fun times

Dancing the night away

My dear family and pets

Success

Fine food

My own moods and emotions

Hot tea

Caring for others

Writing and reading

Averse to…

Authority

Summer ending

Bleak Spring

Criticism

Loss, grief, pain

Ice cubes

“Hard” work and details

Bad dreams

Some changes

Uncertainty

Illness, pain in myself and my family

The stress response

Boredom

Anxiety

And so it is, is that so….

The list changes daily

So hum, so hum, so hum….

Despite it all Sat Nam, I am, So Hum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Beautiful Night

We walked into the restaurant, only a few minutes late

An old house converted to satisfy diners’ desires.

We sat at an elegant white clothed table, a simple single flower at the center.

Menus and specials were announced, water arrived, we discussed our choices.

I looked at our fellow diners in the room, some skeptical perhaps that 2 young girls can dine and behave.

Orders placed, how does an 8 year old grow such a refined pallet? Will a 6 year old ever catch up?

Soup, salad, drinks, bread, sweet honey whipped butter…

Just the beginning of a beautiful meal, a celebration of life lived and that yet to come.

A birthday dinner.

Everything is served on thick white china, utensils click against the sides of the china.

Petite filet mignon for one youngster, chicken fingers and perfect pommes frites for the other

Pork mole and smoked vegetable ravioli round out the entrees.

Aromas are wonderful, tastes are marvelous, plates are shared with bites passed around.

Can we eat almost all of it, nothing to waste or take home? Let’s try anyway.

The room has grown darker as we have taken our time, the sun set some time ago, we finish the entrees.

And now we think, dessert? Of course dessert, we are celebrating a birthday.

Cards and gifts are opened, decaf coffee sipped with a sense of creamy comfort

Then the end of the meal… sorbet, brullee, and a fancy house specialty dessert.

Two candles are lit on one dessert and all in the room join in for a quiet happy birthday.

Pass, savor, luxuriate, enjoy this bounty, sip this decaf and continue to smile.

Realize the pleasure must end, so satisfied, the party is over, and now a long drive home.

Children gaze up through a moon roof at a black velvety sky sprinkled with stars and planets.

Soon they drift off to sleep, bellies full, trusting that our love will bring them safely home.

The car soars through the night. A new memory completed, now blankets, pillows, snuggle down.

The end of the last beautiful night.

Love, serve, remember

Love, serve, remember… why we are here today?

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Love, deeply, fully, with all of your heart

Close your eyes, focus on the heart

Feel love deeply from within

Spread love out toward all

~

Serve fellow human and animal beings

We are all on this planet-spaceship together

Bow deeply toward another

Recognizing and feeling  the connection

~

Remember from whence you came

Stardust, recycled materials, eternal forever

Agreements made and fulfilled, living a long dream

Love, serve remember….

 

Letting go

The warmth
The light
Bright blue sky
Humidity growing
Fast moving storms
Late nights
Long days
Fireflies
Sundresses, swimsuits, sandals
Adventures and travels
Suddenly the shadows change
The days grow shorter
Leaves changing
Wind whispering
Of the season ahead
Let it go and welcome
A new season
Express gratitude
For the days gone by
And the work ahead

D.I.Y Poem: Chose your emerging consciousness option

The morning/ evening was {beautiful}, {extraordinary}, {stunning}, {slow moving}, {serene}

A {glorious}, {red-orange}, {reluctant},{silver}, {golden}, sun/ moon arose/descended

{slowly}, {quickly}, {quietly},{anonymously} over/ under the horizon.

~

I {glanced}, {gazed}, {observed}, {witnessed}, {discovered} myself for just a moment

Ah, my own reflection from the {window pane}, {pond water}, {rear-view mirror}

And I don’t look so different from/ like the {orb}, {planet}, {celestial being} {planetary landmark}.

~

Now, I recognize our {harmony}, {oneness}, {unity}, {fragility}, {shared consciousness}

I am {hear now} {at peace} {content}, knowing this emerging reality

I am beyond being {humbled}, {supported}, (subdued} by this concept.

~

I am {one}, {all}, {love}, {light}

I am {awake}, {alive}, {free}

My heart is {full}, {light}, (emancipated}.

Deep River: Now RIP

Like a flash of light

Erupting laughter from within

A gift from above

Glowing for all hearts

~

But deep inside

There ran a river

Of muddy dark blood. loneliness

The dark side hidden from our vision

~

The light side would even joke

About the darkness within

But the suffering continued

A unbearable, unimaginable pain

~

And the river swelled it banks

Yearning to be saved by the light

But wallowing in it’s own sense of unseen

And he would hear it lapping at him from the shore

~

That dark muddy river would call to him

From time to time to time again

Lapping and crying out

Let me be seen, shine the light, set me free

~

Until one day those dark waters rose

They grew higher and higher

Engulfing all of the light from within him

Bringing him down into the darkness

~

And the only way out was through

So through he went and into darkness he dove

Dampening the last of his light on this earth

And breaking through to the unknown

~

For only here could find the end

To his struggle between light and dark

Only here, relief at last from the unending pain

And our loss, our grief now, became his opening to unity

~

So, we wish you farewell, a fond goodbye

Rest in peace deep muddy river

May we also remember your light

And shine it through our own unknown darkness.

 

Simple Song

Keep it simple

Or so they say

Keep it easy

It should be like play.

~

Sing it easy

Light, and full, and free

Let it go and go

They will all be able to see.

~

Keep it simple

So they can all sing along

Easy and simple

They will remember the song.

~

Feel it easy

One beat at a time

Moving on and forward

The melody is just fine.

~

Keep this song simple

Play it light and full and free

Keep this song easy

They will surely all be able to see.