Friday, December 27, 2013

Leaning Into My Body Tower

Balancing my life has been a lifelong project of trial and error.

When my trainer asked me to stand up straight and cross one leg over the other, my body positioned itself like the leaning tower of Pisa.

"I can’t find my balance," I said.

"Yes, you can," he said, "but you need to use your core to recapture your balance. Think core. Shift and re-balance."

When the Tower of Pisa was being constructed, its foundation was inadequate because the ground was too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight. The tilt increased until the structure was stabilized.

When you find yourself shifting out of balance, think core values, recalculate your priorities, make sure you are on firm ground before you start rebuilding your life’s structure.

Friday, December 20, 2013

New Year's Reverie

Another year and this voyage has come to a halt.

No seismic changes. More of the same with a twist of lime, bittersweet.

What was unknown has become self-evident.

The insights I received are now recognizable as wisdom tweets.

Another year begins to scroll while I remain resilient still.

What is on my mind as I welcome this New Year 2014?

Not the miracles of yesterday, but the hopes for tomorrow. Not the boundaries of the past, but the unlimited offerings of my service in the present.

Another year and my voyage begins again.

Friday, December 13, 2013

As the Dark Nights Arrive

As the dark nights surround me, I succumb into its bear hug embrace.

In a soft, yellow robe of royalty, I prepare myself for the winter hibernation.

I look at my bookshelf filled with unread books and a longing to devour every poignant paragraph.

I gather the family pictures on the floor, ready to rearrange them on my hallway wall.

I take out my journal, and I begin to write without form or deadline.

As the dark nights arrive, I welcome their luminosity and pray for deep and exquisite clarity.