when I reveal the Self in me
do you see that Awareness?
Do you recognize that Self?
And when you reveal that Self in you
when I am in your presence,
can you trust that Self is honored?
Please tell me.
I watch as my reaction flares
when a person I love deeply
doubts my feelings and intent,
and I watch my mind contrive
an argument to set her straight,
until I watch myself let go,
and the feelings all evaporate.
On the first morning
of a long awaited warm spell
the sky is alive with birds,
my old friends the starlings
plus newly arrived sparrows and robins,
all filling the air with a layered chorus,
a contagious song that catches me up
in the joyous excitement of life.
Regardless of the weather,
each morning I go outside
to greet the new day,
to observe the movement of clouds,
to note the flight of song birds,
to regard the beauty of plants and trees,
not as meditation, ritual or prayer,
but as a way to be in Love.
I am going to allow my website (www.circledancer.com) to go off line when my provider contract expires on 2/22. I am making available several of my books, recent compilations of new quotes and poems, and an article before I close the site.
–In Love: Visions for Growth and Harmony in Relationships
–In Harmony with Being
–Only a Silent Witness
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Against the backdrop
of dark gray clouds,
clusters of black starlings
gather in the branches
of bare elm trees
to create living works of art
and life-affirming music
to add cheer to a winter day.
I love the world I experience
when I reach out through
my incredible human senses;
the vast awe-inspiring landscapes,
the fascinating rich diversity
of people, creatures, and plants,
but even more I love that Self
I find inside when I draw back.