Unbind Yourself

Unbind yourself from contradictions. If you are stuck, they may be why.  Trace your rules back to their sourceWere they ever yours to begin with?  Or were they modeled? Inherited? Overheard? Impressed upon you…or else. Did they come from an abstract authorityOr your own innermost knowing?  Were they helpful for some other time?Or someone else’s context? Unbind … Read more

Drawing of a burning candle, "Regret, like all things is a flavor of now"

Regret Lies

Regret Lies.  It will tell you it lives in the past, unfixable.It will tell you relief is in the future, In do-overs, apologies, and making amends.  But regret, like all things, is a flavor of now.It is as immediate as a heartbeat, As near as our own face.It is the burning of the heart’s wick and the melting … Read more

The Hole Inside

There’s only one thing I’ve ever foundTo fill the hole inside. Money won’t do the jobAnd a job is not enough.Looking good just covers upThe deeper painful stuff Approval from outside won’t do,Pride only last so longSoon the hole is back againAs deep and just as strong Accomplishments won’t fill itNor any trophies wonGenerosity is … Read more

Rejection

A few days ago, I woke up at 3 am and couldn’t fall back to sleep. I had unintentionally boarded the train of thought, which meandered its way to an old uncomfortable memory of getting dumped. Not recently. Vince and I are doing great which made it all the more annoying that I found myself revisiting a … Read more

Let Yourself Be Loved

Even WhenNo Matter What  Let yourself be loved.Even when you can’t imagine why, let yourself be loved.Even when you’re completely lost, let yourself be loved.Even when you’ve been a jerk, let yourself be loved.Even when everyone else seems to be doing more or better, let yourself be loved. Let yourself be loved.Even when you’re excited … Read more

I Don’t Want To Own You

I don’t want to own you.In fact, the first thing I ever loved about you was your un-own-ability. I saw your freedom, your self containment,A profound inner communion.I was attracted right away by what I observedAs a beautiful specimen of wholeness.That’s how I imagined you anyway, watching you From afar. Now that I know you … Read more