The Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness Practice

April 16, 2021

1. Non Judging
Mindfulness is developed by assuming the stance of an open minded witness to your own experience.

Poem – Necessary Murder

March 26, 2021

Growth necessarily means change and choice; even passive choice.

Necessary Murder

The day I was born

Everything was possible.

Poem – Men’s Weekend

January 21, 2021

Several of my poems refer to my inner demons or parts of myself I ignore or hide as really little children that need my love. This poem is no exception and it also examines being a man and what growth means to me.

Happy New Year!

January 6, 2021

Another fresh New Year is here……

Another year to live!

To banish worry, doubt, and fear

To love and laugh and give!

Poems for my Father part 3

November 20, 2020

Here is the third and final poem dealing with the death of my father. As you will see, I had moved into a much different place about my father.

Poems for my Father part 2

November 6, 2020

Here is the second poem dealing with the death of my father where I examine the first time I touched his face.

Poems for my Father

October 27, 2020

It took me several years to fully realize and grieve the death of my father. During those years, I wrote three poems about the process. This is the first one. Climbing the Stairs (Father #1)

Daring to Hope

October 12, 2020

Is this feeling, this light, real?

Do I chase ghosts?

Or the unfulfillable wants of a still hurting child?

Courting her soul

October 1, 2020

An important step in relationship building is becoming attuned to the ways our partner wishes to be loved and how we wish to be loved.

Spiritual Teachings of Trees: Be Strong But Flexible

September 23, 2020

“The tree is one of humankind’s most powerful symbols. It is the embodiment of life in all its realms: the point of union between heaven, earth, and water.” – Rev. Lisa Ward

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