Engagement

Engagement

How do you consciously engage with life and the world? When, where, with what or with whom do you exercise exquisite attention? This blog is an excerpt from the introduction to "Engagement," a section of my new book of poetry, Bearing Witness. Bearing witness is a process for transforming experience into wisdom. For me, poetry is one expression of that process.

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Chosen

Chosen

I have had a few dark nights of the soul when I questioned my poetry and and wondered whether or not I should continue the effort of bringing it to the world. This blog describes those times and raises the question: What poignant moments have come out of the darkness in your life? Is there something you know you must do, whether or not you succeed at it and whether or not it is accepted by the world? 

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Almost Is Enough

Almost Is Enough

The long list of to-do’s stretches out like a wire across the ravine, the cable bridge I must walk to get to the promised land. It is unwise, I am told, to look around, especially to look down, when making this great crossing and, hence, the benefit of wearing blinders to keep one's eyes focused on the prize.  To what extent does your to-do list run your life? 

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