Even in the heat of the day A shady spot Is not far away About the poem: Peace is always within our reach. But we do need to make the effort to reach it. To be it.
Bumped into you I’m discombobulated Give me just a sec To freshen up — About the poem: In Sahaja meditation I learned about something I’d experienced a lot, but never named. That is, that when we aren’t solid, we tend to pick up negative energy from others. I think of it as having a leak […]
Three bows to Buddha Bibimbap, rice cake, melon Shady spot of peace — About the poem: Buddha’s Birthday is a national holiday in South Korea. On my day off of work, I went to a nearby Buddhist Temple, Yongunsa, here in Samcheonpo. First we visited the main prayer space, slipped off our shoes and […]
Time slows down and I can see myself Getting shaky Beginning to turn red Eyes starting to water About to lose my head I’m letting them get to me I’m making myself crazy I’m on the verge of losing it I have half a second I hit the pause button Faces in awkward poses Are […]
On time Enough time Nothing to rush to Nothing to rush through Nothing to dread And today I didn’t say Anything I regret Nothing to worry about Nothing to complain about Nothing to act insane about How many years Did I live Without A day like today — About the poem Giving up chaos is […]
No One to Hate Setting off bombs that ruin happy celebrations? I have done that Leaving landmines in my wake, that harm innocents that follow me? I have done that Threatening to hurt if I don’t get my way? I have done that Greedily taking what wasn’t mine? I have done that Turning away instead […]
Still have work to do You are driving me crazy Because I let you
On this holiday when we remember the price of war, let it remind us of the value of peace.
If you can’t see that about yourself, whatever you do, do NOT look in the mirror. Look deeper. (And if you feel like poopoo, you probably invited the party pooper, perfectionism to the party!)
I have to admit, my ego often gets the best of me. I usually think “I’m all that!” (Just ask anyone close to me and they’ll concur.) So, when you’re a card-carrying egotist, it’s hard to accept when “I’m NOT all that”, and what initially seems worse, that I need help. Here’s what I mean… […]