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Life is Just This

 Somewhere between 
 this is me and that is mine
 I fear we have lost our way
 We take possession
 of people and things
 carving out some personal space
 then build a wall around it 
 Our connection to each other
 and all sentient beings
 Setting us adrift
 in our separate silos
 How do we reclaim what we’ve lost
 unless we can name it
 Until we can imagine beyond
 the complaints and disturbances
 of lives lived this way 
 To step into a new story of
 who we are and how we are
 To seek our true relationship to one another
 To see our face before we were born 
 Then sharing a glimpse of
 the richness that a well lived
 life can be
 Perhaps that day
 will signal a new way of seeing 
 Our World
 and become the story
 we choose to live by 

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Being Horizontal

Lying down, thinking,

noticing what supports me

from underneath

I find myself checking in

with what it means

to be horizontal.


I could be sleeping,

flying in my dreams, or

meditating in savasana.

Being very still and

letting go.


I could be sick –

too sick or broken

to stand

lying horizontal in my room

or in the hospital

or in the nursing home.


I could be at the beach

lying in the sand

or floating horizontal

in between the waves.


But maybe what’s important

about being horizontal

is the support

I feel beneath me.

And that, being horizontal,

is just one of the ways

I get to be me.


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