Archive | October, 2021

Good Morning, Morning!

30 Oct
Has something terrible happened on the other side of the mountain?
Not another fire! O, no…a plane went down?
What’s about to happen!
Run! Hide!

This day does not begin with fear.
We are witnessing the announcement of the day’s arrival.
This day begins with gratitude.
Fear and gratitude are not related
Good morning, Morning!

Creation’s Masterpiece

28 Oct
This work of Creation is marvelous
Delicate, powerful, beautiful to see
This tiny piece of Creation
adds joy to life
So do you!


18 Oct

In time the footprints will wash away, disappear into the moist sand and be gone forever. But, in the meantime, the prints point toward a destination, a place that lures them forward over large stones and through narrow crevices. They are planted with a certain determination. The stride is long, most of the weight of the anonymous person is toward the toe, suggesting a running motion. In a hurry? Late for an appointment? For a meeting with a lover? Much and little are known by the fading footprints. Just that once a human being passed this way and left a momentary mark on the planet. What can be better than looking back over one’s shoulder and seeing the evidence of having lived, even if for a short time? Footprints fade, but the sand knows forever that someone passed this way. I expect no more. I desire no less.

Right Here, Right Now

17 Oct

Today I’m going to be where I am. I will not be in yesterday’s regrets, nor in tomorrow’s fantasies. Today will be enough for my mind to consider, for I know the phone will ring and happiness or sorrow will speak to me, the letter will arrive and I will tear it open with expectant joy or I will lay it aside for a stronger hour.

Today I am going to be where I am, fully aware of my heart, my window to the Sacred Mystery defining me and this moment. Very soon the sun will rise on a common day of minutes and hours, the ordinary arrives. But before the first rays flash over the mountain and bend down into the valley, all common will have been replaced by an invitation to Wonder, attainable only by this resolve:

Today I will be where I am. Right here. Right now.

The New Week Dawns

10 Oct
May the week just beginning today be filled with fragrant breezes, warm and comforting sunlight, and amazing views of the majestic mountains. Be sure to say “thank you” to Creation for all the colors and textures that make life remarkable. You are blessed. We are blessed. All is gift. There is no deserving, no earning. But there is caring…caring for all that is entrusted to us. We are asked to be responsible recipients. That isn’t too much to ask, is it?
5 Oct

Do you see anything beautiful in this odd plant? Anything? Creation comes up with some strange ideas, but then we have our standards for beauty, don’t we. Symmetry, balance, consistency. Maybe this was a mistake, an aberration, a bad day in the flower production department. Do you think beauty resides in what we call bizarre, like this flower? I do. O, yes. Without question. Sit with it for a few minutes and see if beauty breaks through. Forget the standards. Follow the Spirit.