The Way

The Way May 2, 2022

When a horse runs, it leaps

and touches down by turns.


In just this way, our life is always

moving between joy and sorrow.


Trying to avoid this is its own

sorrow, like a mad bird trying

to escape the sky.


Rather, our call is to help each

other rise and help each

other land.

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, tell the story of how someone helped you rise and land.

This is from my book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.



MAY 13-15: Reading and Weekend Retreat, The Deeper Teachers: Pain, Fear, and Grief, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, or call 843-720-8528, (web link) – ONLINE – AS FOLKS ARE STILL CAUTIOUS ABOUT GATHERING, WE ARE MOVING THIS RETREAT TO ONLINE ONLY.

MAY 23-27: Weeklong Retreat, The One Life We’re Given: Saying Yes to Life, The Modern Elder Academy, Baja, Mexico, (web link) — IN PERSON


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