Category Archives: Inspirations & Strategies from Nature

Free your heart and come with me—to Africa, of course!

When you find yourself suicidal by 9 years of age, and graced by a life that teaches you to thrive—turning the toxic into the beautiful, you also find yourself quickly moved by children in need. I am such a man. … Continue reading

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The one question the world asks of you

Who are you? The world asked of me when I was yet too young to have found my voice could not escape lips opened but sound, like breath was not yet safe or mine to claim Answering this question poised … Continue reading

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Spinning the Magic of Communion

I took a walk today wandering game trails faintly worn traveling deep into the forest where beings of ancient ages live centuries old, some others, uncounted thousands I did pause along the way for hands to touch presence in an … Continue reading

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Full Moon Prayer — for Lovers of Darkness Too!

The sun is not yet up. The moon, not yet down. I come to sit, my shadow and I, in radiance of natural fullness. Teach me, I pray: That I may let life so radiate out of me, wholly at … Continue reading

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One in love with forest folks

Carelessly I spooked them startled them into running maybe 40 yards before stopping turning in curiosity to see or smell if possible who or what walked in among them so unannounced as to almost be one of them. But no, … Continue reading

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Getting Naked to Self and the World

“There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.” — Bashō Matsuo, Zen poet 1644-1694 Allowing one’s self a wander into the wild is to invite a … Continue reading

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What if I were to tell you

What if I were to tell you everything you learned in church and school of how to be who you are is wrong? You know the truth of this. But how will you live allowing this shattering awareness into your … Continue reading

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One Wound—Two Stories and the Oval Office

I confess to being baffled by the challenges of meeting and engaging with the human world these days. I’ve held back in allowing my creative expressions to flow freely and am paying the price as I attempt reintegrating, what with … Continue reading

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I am not a fickle lover

Today I fell in love with light the way it freely falls from the sun and hangs like diamonds in the sky gathered by green pine needles as though this tree’s life depends on such attraction of fire. I saw … Continue reading

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Have you received the gift?

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” — Henry David Thoreau Do you know the gift of what it is to be lost? Do you know what it is like to wander through the world searching … Continue reading

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