Solsitce 2016

Winter Solstice

I return each winter when the moon is full
and the stars shine bright in the black sky.

I return to a quiet place that has been
in the heart and soul of humanity – forever
when the heavens stand still for just a moment
in this quiet place I’m sure we all feel.

The ever-present cycle of birth, growth and blossoming,
the wisdom of autumn and death of each heartbeat,
breath filing each cell, organ, limb, body, tree,
mountain, planet and galaxy dancing the dance
of transformation and renewal,
we are reminded of in this quiet place.


Too much happiness?

The everyday miracles happen so fast. It’s hard to catch them. Carly is 2.4 years young and communicating with my wife and with Barbora, our au pair, mostly in Czech, and with dear old ta-ta mostly in English without one second of study or memorization. Astonishing!


A Few Things To Be Thankful For…

Every challenge is an opportunity to dig deep and respond with transforming wisdom, understanding and compassion, today perhaps more than ever.  I am profoundly grateful for the capacity to do just that, over and over again.

I’m grateful for the fifty-six delegates who signed the Declaration of Independence knowing they were placing their lives and fortunes in harms-way.

I’m grateful for the nearly five million signatures on a petition to have the electoral college follow the popular vote.

I’m grateful for a little man named Gandhi for marching and his nonviolent movement that ended British occupation in India and how this legacy has inspired the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.


Trust and Happiness

basic trust