In my waking breath, I start and start again this day’s long pace.

I have a choice to walk it right or throw the day to waste?

Can stay captive to the mind-noise that yesterday I fought,

or carry forth the truth set in unencumbered thought.


I can busy [me,] my self, in the ego-sea of [me,]

or journey to a world of those around who’ve been set free.

Can nod to no importance, ignore beauty through my eyes,

or linger in the peacefulness, seeing splendor beyond the skies.


If my heart is beyond shallow I won’t hear the crying sound,

I’m destined to the sadness of a horrid day gone down,

and patterns that have made Me [me,]

repeating, reseeding, a lost strategy.


This thing we’re all built on, truth and love and willing,

it’s time to set a new stride and keep the dark from killing.

It’s time to offer Gratitude and Loving arms embrace,

it’s time to see our lives are just a wasteland ‘cept for Grace.


“A life without love is of no account. Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.” – Rumi

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[This montage image was produced with a series of photos taken with an iPhone while imagining nothing and beginning with no idea for the outcome. It was spontaneous combustion, through the sheer joy of experimentation and exploration. A photographic doodle of sorts.]

The world of form is enlivened by our senses, without which we would have no response to life. Those senses spark emotions inside us that play with the mind and move us to communicate responses. We are the experience of our perceptions.

With all the shuttering-in we’re a part of now I thought it would be nice to post back our “Journey to 500.” A guided meditation through time, it can be a salve and a calming for our jittered state. So put on the headphones, find a gazing point and get ready for your flight into the future of your mind, your body and your soul.


Thanks to Robert’s advice we have been listening to the 21 Day Meditation Challenge with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. This particular meditation series deals with our bodies and health. Anyone experiencing health issues, large or small, would do well to listen in to these 15 minute activations. It is a free subscription and you can begin with the first meditation even though they have completed the 7th one today.

Though I have been meditating for some time now there are moments when my dearest ego wants to negate these simple yet poignant programs. The more I meditate and grow within the sweetness of the NOW the more I find how little I really know about the fullness of life and the answers to the Cosmic Lila/play. We can grow smug within our growth, as the ego tugs us, but be assured that the greatest truths are sometimes found in the most basic expressions. Those of us who feel they are above these simple meditations may find the most illumining experiences within them. Every thing that comes our way is an experience toward awakening. Every person that touches our life is an angel of awakening.

Here is the link for you to begin a wonderful experience and know that your day will be better because of it. And as Oprah mentioned on day 6 of the meditations,  “each one of us is a radiant spiritual being.”  Namaste…