Before You SpeakBefore you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it true?’ At the second ask, ‘Is it necessary?’ At the third gate ask ‘Is it kind? Rumi
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Two leaves are we blown miles apart by the wind yet remain bound by our tangled roots of the tree from which we came. Sometimes I feel your presence, a knowing that you are near a scent, a whisper of … Continue reading
He is an aquarium fish safe behind a barrier transparent yet impenetrable. He observes the world perhaps even imagines himself part of it at times, yet he is confined by a fear that should the glass break he will spill … Continue reading
I am the voice of all women forced into silence. I am the fear of all women who face the possibility of death for themselves and their children. I am the courage of all sisters who band together and take … Continue reading
We fool ourselves by setting goals citing affirmations following the latest feel-good-formula all the while not seeing that which guides what determines our choices even our desires is our own fear.
It was only a smile well, part of one a tiny part but I’ll take it with open arms because rain falls one tiny drop at a time. Maybe, just maybe that partial smile was love beginning to bud on … Continue reading
His silence is not derived from knowing there is no further need for words. It is the silence of one in so much pain that he has taken cover in a dark place, curled up within with all the edges … Continue reading
In a blink, I am there hovering, looking down on myself from up above. Everything is color light and silent sound. At that moment, I know who I am and why I am here.