Monday, February 28, 2011

Dusty Words

Words can get dusty
when overly used

And meanings
-- once clear --
are sometimes confused

with the previous meanings
in which they took shape

But now that we've dusted
they get to escape.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Poem: The Miracle

If you can be patient and sit very still
you will catch the miracle.

If you can surrender, tame your teetering will
you will catch the miracle.

If you can dare trust beyond limited sight
Guided by Brilliance that has never known night
You will catch the miracle.

If you can allow your thoughts to subside
A gap between questions
narrow or wide
You will catch the miracle.

If you can ignite the hearth in your heart
and welcome the Guest from whom you are never apart.

You will catch the miracle.

Now start.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Poem: Now I Do

I didn't understand
looking up
that you were taller
but not more grown-up

I didn't understand
each time
you took your leave
mid nursery-rhyme

I didn't understand
you see
that you weren't crying
because of me

I didn't know
the years you'd lived
the things they took
and the parts that lived

I didn't know
up until now
that messes
could be OK somehow

I didn't know
but now I do
that in freeing me
I freed you too.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Poem: Dance Lessons

For every misstep and stumble
Love provides a second chance
to remember that the drama
is an opportunity to a dance

For every misperception
depth can come in the next glance
And if we want we can reclaim it
as an opportunity to a dance

When hearts are kept in secret places
locked with keys they try to hide
Love will soon get very loud
to draw the heart outside.

Video: How to Practice Bhakti

This is a video I made from last Saturday for the Pre-Bhakti Fest and Stay Strong Project Release Party. Thank you David Newman (Durga Das), Mira, Philippo Franchini, Mas Vidal, Govindas, and all the Yogis at Bhakti Yoga Shala!

Stay strong and keep your faith alive,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Whatever Knocks

At times it's hard to open
for fear the door might creak
It's hard to imagine a melody
come to replace a familiar shriek

At times it's hard to open
for fear there is a mess
lurking behind the door frame
too painful to address

And some might feel it's worth the investment
in extra lumber, in extra locks
Yet I've found I'm better off when I answer whatever knocks

It could take a thousand words to express the way you feel
Or an instant in alignment with the omnipotent and real

It could take a thousand kisses to mitigate one scratch
Or one moment of awareness that only Love can last

It could take a thousand hammers on a house to let you in
Or a gentle hand directing the doorknob from within

Recent Blogs for Spirit Voyage

In case you were wondering where I've been... I've been on Spirit Voyage blog. I've been asked to contribute blogs once a week, so I haven't been as present on my own blog this past week or so. I invite you to check the following articles out. It's a lot of fun to be speaking to a larger audience!

Vlog & Blog on "What is Bhakti?"



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