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Gift Of Life

Published March 3, 2018 by tindertender

Willow in wind

Here I stand
in the doorway
of my mind.
The wind
rushes past
my left as it
goes behind
me and circles
back around
to my right,
wrapping me

in its embrace.
Where is this
breaths source?
I look, yet
just at the arc
in front of me
where it turns,

there is a blank
space where
I cannot see.
This ellipse 
of ever rotating
breath, I am
grateful for that
which gifts
me life.

A Time For Action

Published January 12, 2018 by tindertender

A twinge strikes the tenderness of a wound,
Muscles spasm in reaction.
Patience is wearing thin,
No distractions, for they are irritating,
Nearly as irritating as this periodic burning.

A friend says hello, and another does as well,
Struggle to respond wriggles from dry fingers ~
Tired mind.

Restless legs kick out,
Teeth clench,
Breath expelled, held,
And expelled again.
Whoooooooooo ….

Time to do something about it.

Working Through Tension

Published June 15, 2017 by tindertender

Nothing to do … twiddle thumbs, look around … and eat. Get up from chair, pace the room, repeat.

A new adventure is about to begin. When these moments in life, these opportunities occur, it may feel as though the clock stops, butterflies do their thing in the belly and slight agitation erupts in the mind.

Patience_1Breathe.

Calming the nerves takes effort and practice. Running at 1000 miles per hour, or 2 ~ it has the same affect. Being so busy one cannot think, and being so stagnant that is all one has to do, has the same unsettling outcome … both require an effort of stilling the mind.

With eyes shut feel a long breath enter the lungs, with a long slow exhale, feel it leave. Pay attention to the way air moves into, and out of, the body. Do not stop after 3, let the uncomfortable sensation sit, keep breathing ~ slowly. After a time, a small relaxation will arrive … keep breathing. Breathe through the need to get up and be busy … just sit and breathe.

I Rise, I Shine

Published April 2, 2017 by tindertender

Bang, Bang, Bang …
The ball drops.
I hear it hit the backboard
And drop again.

Sleeping dogs lie.
Surrounded by sound,
The stomach flip flops,
Unease fills the body.

“Breathe” I say,
Draw it in and fill the lungs.
“What are you doing?” he says.
I respond, “What are YOU doing?”

Breathe again,
Feel the breath move through the body.
Swallowing doubt,
I release the holds on the mind.

There is a shift,
Many feel it.
I am not alone,
Love prevails.

Manipulation, control,
They have no place here.
Here, freedom dwells,
Clawing at the walls I climb.

I climb from the darkness
Called “ownership” and I claim my right.
This life is mine,
I choose where time is spent.

Before time, He was there.
After time, He will still be there.
I wait, I learn,
I rise, I shine.

 

Support Mother Gaia

Published March 25, 2017 by tindertender

She needs us now more than ever. We need her as well. What happens to her, happens to us. This truth is showing up in our diseases and death. It is plain as day if we will only choose to see it.

Do we have the courage to decrease our carbon footprint? Do we have the strength to work a little harder in order to live clean?

Mother Gaia.jpg

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