there’s always love available. our job is to find it. when we are stuck looking for where its not we won’t find it. only when we commit ourselves to finding the love that’s available, even in impossible situations, will we be able to find it.
Some trees are already bare, and the leaves that remain, may well remain until next year. When a breeze ripples the giant sequoias, they whisper to each other the lost ancient name of loss and pain
—My love, are you awake?
and the dog down the street sounds the trumpet, and the oboe in the moon soaked starless sky whirs from far to near to far
There are no ideas in things, you are the inventor!
If when the skin peels away
you bleed orange slices and mango sweat,
then you’ve been spending too much
time with the clouds.
If, however, you find the image
of a snake, or other cold-blooded reptile
you might look in a mirror
to find the septuagenarian you
staring back at you—
this is when the real magic happens!
Today, i want to feel the pain—
let it be;
this self was built around the pain of yesterday.
I divide myself, so I can punish myself, in order to create my Self.
I’m way more relaxed when I’m not invested in a particular outcome. The more accepting of a variety of outcomes I am, the simpler things seem to be.
Like the earth I take anything and give it a home, regardless.
I’ve been making it a habit to give my pooch a little extra love and appreciation on our afternoon walks. Usually I give him a good rub down when we get to the grassy field at the church, on the corner down the street. Tonight the clouds pass on a conveyor belt and the immensity of the sky is quite clear. I try to let go of any notions about myself and just focus on giving, he deserves it, though it usually doesn’t last long. Brief moments answering the Immediate Question with an act of giving instead of taking. It doesn’t matter where, it doesn’t matter when.
One can experience the infinite
*The Immediate Question is quite clearly Now. If life were a series of questions in each moment, asking you for your attention, where would you give it, and how well could you give it. What is this moment asking of you, right now?