poems & stories

All the True Vows – David Whyte

I just re-read this poem yesterday and feel the truth it touches in my own soul.  To me it gently encourages that otherwise oft terrifying connection to what is really true within ourselves.  As with much poetry, it is best read aloud: All the True Vows by David Whyte All the true vows are secret […]

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Are Women Really a Handful?

I was having a telephone conversation yesterday with a dear female friend of mine, talking about relationships and the effect we have on others and the effect they have on us.  At some point in that conversation I referred to her as being a “handful” in relationship and that credit should be given to the […]

poems & stories spirituality

The Land of Truth

I love this story. Thought you might enjoy it as well. A certain man believed that the ordinary waking life, as people know it, could not possibly be complete.  He sought the real Teacher of the Age. He read many books and joined many circles and he heard the words and witnessed the deeds of […]

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The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth

I awoke this morning thinking about the oath that we take in a court of law in the United States where people swear to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” I don’t know how that oath became divided into three distinct sections, but my hunch says it has to do […]

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More Like the Butter and Less Like the Fly Part

I almost started this post out by apologizing for not writing for awhile but in fact I’m not sorry about it. I’ve really been unable to write, although not for a lack of trying. I do wish I had been able to write because I enjoy keeping a thread of connection open with my readers […]