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Morning Vibes

juillet 7, 2018
This organism,
This creature,

Softly vibrates.

Before I open my eyes
I feel them

Transmitting,
Searching,
Recoiling,
Resonating,
Reaching,
Seeking.

Effort and striving still asleep

These gentle emanations

Determine

My shape,
My future,
My destiny.
 

Kids These Days

mai 27, 2018

Not only heard but also seen,

Kids these days bloom,

Into accidental activists who,

Voice and vision intact:


Accept their right to be,


Allow their right to feel,


Shine their light.


Hearts and minds expansive,

Trusting and receptive,

Often anxious and sometimes sad,

Kids these days are at risk of:


Being their best,


Bearing witness to the best in others,


Living fulfilled.


The luckiest among them,

Rarely deprived of love or understanding,

With every need met,

Kids these days choose to:


Be thankful,


Be generous,


Be...


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Embodiement

mai 9, 2018

As life would have it, shortly after deciding to explore this topic I found myself vacationing in a new city and anxious to pamper myself, booked a mani/pedi. Upon arriving and seating myself in one of the battalion of chairs I had the uneasy feeling that this was not the kind of place where the body is considered to be a hallowed vessel for spirit but more an object to be subjugated, or at the very least, commanded.


Survival instincts heightened, I quickly gleaned that when the pedicurist ...


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Collisions

mai 2, 2018

Head on or sideswipe,

Fatal or figurative,

Paths are irrevocably altered.


Waves crash,

Whips lash,

Stars (and hearts) gravitate.


Heads butt,

Bodies slam,

Balls (and hearts) rebound.


A child forms and fashions herself,

By colliding with her enduring mother.


People and ideas,

Confrontation and resistance can temper.


A crucible of transformation,

Hopefully for the better.


Unless it is an assassination,

Or a hit and run.


Disbelief and incredulity are the first on the scene, Followed by confusion and sadness,

Makin...


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Sphere of Influence

avril 23, 2018

Power suits or designer boots,

Cap and gown or celebrity renown,


Guru or despot,

Gun touting zealot,


Perfect 10 or totally ken,

Status slave or sex knave,


Family name or hall of fame,

Elected office or company profits,


What is your sphere of Influence?


Thoughts and feelings,

Ways of seeing,


Hopes and dreams,

Worth achieving,


Voices found and voices heard,

Voices joined for the greater good,


What is your sphere of Influence?


And how to account for them all?



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Good Art

avril 13, 2018


To connect

To inspire

To empower

To create


A moment of truth so fleeting yet so rich


In honesty

In experience

In presence

In Life.



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The Half of It

avril 13, 2018

Another quarter, round metal disc

You Don’t Know

The Half of It


On the grey floor,

Next to my bed,

At Amphitrite’s feet,


Beacon of good fortune?


Proof of honesty?


Souvenir of love?


None of the above.


You Don’t Know

The Half of It


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Light and Love

mars 24, 2018

I recently went to see “Aura” at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal and it provided the last piece of the puzzle of some of life’s biggest mysteries. What follows is simply my way of explaining what many people (prophets, scientists, philosophers, poets…) have already discovered and also shared in their own ways.


For example, how is it possible for the same person to be in two places at one time? It is not possible you might reply and that is perfectly fine. But what if this phenome...


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Silent Success

mars 11, 2018

So my very first 24 hour vow of silence (spoken AND electronic) was a very simple and satisfactory experience that I only broke twice:


  1. During Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech for best actress at the Oscars, I couldn’t help cheering when, at her request, all the female nominees in the theatre stood up.

  2. When my son invited me to go to see the movie Black Panther, my enthusiasm was such that I immediately accepted; aloud. We saw it the following day of course, as the whole point of the ex...


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Breaking Curfew

mars 3, 2018

This Sunday March 4th at midnight will mark the beginning of my first self-imposed “vow of silence”. My goal is to go without speaking for 24 consecutive hours - every week - for as long as possible.


In preparation, I advised my family who was not terribly disappointed to hear that I would be holding my tongue. They did seem to think that it will be difficult for me though.


I for one, CANNOT WAIT!


The idea came to me after two specific events. First, a friend asserted that I should be spend...


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