Category Archives: Personal Stories

Watching this video will move and inspire you

Watching this video will move and inspire you “The wind shapes the trees and the trees shape the wind,” my new friend said to me as we sipped our coffee and ate breakfast. Emmanuel Karisa Baya and I were attending … Continue reading

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Oh my soul

Oh my soul I love you like the day-shy stars visible only in darkness the absence of light itself making holy space a sacred container for light to shine forth its beauty all the more radiant like a soul ablaze … Continue reading

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Seeking God on the Mountain Top

OK, I’ve gone and done it. I’m feeling both scared and sick to my stomach because I’ve committed to telling a very private story at the June 30, 2015 Santa Fe SpeakEasy Storytelling event. What hooked me into sending in … Continue reading

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When Children Pray

Waking by Swan Lake’s edge watery mist flows over the surface and fish rings break the skin of stillness yet a quiet peace reigns as morning rises leaving ripples spreading across my mind-swirl and awe of tracking Wolf east along … Continue reading

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Going Camping!

Going camping is, fortunately for me, a phrase and activity I get to engage in more than the average human. I also get to take other folks out camping more than most, which is a good thing considering I enjoy … Continue reading

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Coming Home—from Grand Canyon Rafting

When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that’s wisdom. When I look outside and see that I am everything, that’s love. Between these two my life turns. — Sri Nisargadatta I am freshly returned from 17 days … Continue reading

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Sprinkling the magic of Awe into the eyes of Children

when all of right mind are asleep
and Awareness and Presence and Silence
wonder through and among tall ancient forest trees
and stalk bedrooms across the lands
like a divine trinity
whispering secrets to whoever will listen
sprinkling the magic of Awe into the eyes of children Continue reading

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Do the Stars Long to Shine?

there is a presence in the beating of your own heart
a primal drum calling you home
like a rain drop returning to the sea. Continue reading

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There is Something Wrong with Here

I returned to the pleasure of
a snuggle while the tea seeped
thinking too of the invitation’s return
“You’re scratchy,” she tells me now Continue reading

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One Coffee Shop Lady Told Another…

Your deep true Self
Arises out of, and is itself
Nothing less than wonder
mystery and awe, the stillness
and the silence
From which you run Continue reading

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