{The Dilemma of Being unHuman—And Becoming Whole} a poem

1. I want to radiate Light in a worn-out world. I want to face others with joy and eagerness. Glad to share life with one another. Life feels less weighty and onerous, when we are vulnerable with One Another. We all need community.  I long for it, then I open my mouth. I always seem to be…

“Community”

Here’s the thing.  I have had a lifelong yearning for connection. I think Henri Nouwen had the same thing going on. Nouwen’s understanding of the nature of life involved cultivating one’s self — inwardly, outwardly, and upwardly. But if I am very honest with myself the very things I long for with people I resist! …

You Change My Dreams (a poem)

All of my life, and even in my dreams I find myself searching. Dream after dream – night after night – year after year I find I am often longing.  Longing for love. Today, as I heard myself once again asking why, I see that you can fill that life long yearning. You are the…

I feel a-swirl. I want to walk on the edge!

Silence frees us from the need to control others … A frantic stream of words flows from us in an attempt to straighten others out. We want so desperately for them to agree with us, to see things our way. We evaluate people, judge people, condemn people. We devour people with our words. Silence is…