affirmation


courage, the first step
Maya Angelou Said courage was the most important virtue. We do it everyday on conscious or subconscious levels. The moment we wake up and place our feet on the floor, whether we “have it all,” live in fear, or are recovering from a trauma, we are — choosing courage. Courage […]

COURAGE


celebration
#GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AND GIVING “I want a humanity that is a family. Where acceptance and tolerance are words no longer used because we live in awe and celebration of each other.” Where giving replaces greed, where compassion replaces aggression and where love replaces fear. May we have courage to work […]

Global Leadership




truth
FACES OF THOUGHT What was it he said can you make it clear could the rain ever  let go of its fear  born to time timeless and mirrored how well he understood but what good is good for we all have destiny I did fall away so did the sun […]

FACES OF THOUGHT


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Together in peace, see each other as one love… “Savor the lightness of stealth moments – emerging from grace, heroically pushing outward in echoes of poetic justice…walk with me friend. Gently. Quiver no more…”  ‪#‎LetUsRise‬ ‪#‎AsOneLove‬

QUIVER, No More


Gratitude
Waking Instants 04: RUTH Ruth was my second Mother. A friend of the family, she was there from beginning — the day I was born actually. Over the year’s our friendship grew and what we shared is indescribable. Ruth or “Ruthy” as I called her, lived next door and was […]

WAKING INSTANTS 04: RUTH




Affirmations
Dear Inner Child: No matter what, I’m going to be here. It’s OK to feel what you feel, it’s normal —In fact it’s beautiful because you feel. I’m still here. Yes, that’s right I’m gonna be here with you forever unconditionally. You matter to me.

I’M STILL HERE


blessings
My new book HERO is offered to readers as a description in prose of my travels. Hero is a collection of poems written between 1990 —2001. It is gifted to the young poet to convey — you are not crazy or alone or lost. It is reassurance that we meet […]

Create



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When finishing my vision board last week, I began thinking about my goals and dreams. Thinking about personal achievements I’d like in 2016 and thinking about the things I want to accomplish in a larger scale in the world. But above all this, above whatever happens, I feel we must […]

Above all Else






Include 2
The job of an artist, of any kind, is to interpret, to show, to explain what they are seeing. Never be afraid to express what you see. From a young boy, I remember feeling — well, what seemed at the time, like just about everything. Being overwhelmed by the outside […]

Working on Purpose




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“What seems empty now is only the space ready to receive that which we are willing to become.” Are there places we are able to show up in life more alive and present, open and humble, and kind? Can we join together in a shared vision of love and possibility? […]

Shared Vision



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One thing I learned from loss is: Without the job, the title, the car, the money – you discover who love’s and supports you for who you really are. And they are the same people who include and support everyone else’s successes and dreams – which is a good barometer […]

Loss Teaches



Faith
Most of us have been taught at an early age to live with fear as the driver. Fear drives around town, as we sit in the back seat of our old beat up Chevy listening to outdated memories that tell us what to do, who to exclude, eliminate and exile. […]

Taking Giant Leaps



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Look everywhere for kindness – in the eyes of a stranger, to the words of our global brothers and sisters, through the laughter of our children, the nudge from our pets, in the sounds of nature. Keep looking – seek it as you would your favorite flower – acknowledge it, […]

Seek Kindness




happy
Write yourself a happy ending. At least rewrite the past to make the present more peaceful. And write the world a happy ending while you’re at it. Be inclusive. Be generous about it. Write your neighbor a happy ending – or the stranger in line behind you at Starbucks or […]

Write Yourself a Happy Ending






smiling
In the deepest sense of the word, miracle in Sanskrit translates to Smerah, meaning “smiling,” Offering our service in uncertain times brings the miracle to us. How can I help? Slowing our breath, keeping it deep and steady connects us directly to the miracle. The miracle is you! Choose to […]

Smerah