206: Tweeting Teens



Anything not to be here.

Come with me,
I don’t want to be alone.

Anything not to be seen.

Moving among the mirrors,
Looking anywhere that isn’t real.
Reflections just soften the blow
Of landing in what can’t be changed.

But there is no more truth
In the present moment
Than in the reflections constructed
By those who seek to run.

All the grasping to the truth
Of the here and now,

No more noble than a tweeting teen.


Day 92: Understanding Fear

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (c) VA

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (c) VA

I love this affirmation because it speaks about not just fear but the nature of understanding. Our minds are like great flashlights and the power of our awareness is like shining them on any given topic to illuminate it with the entire power of our consciousness. Looking deeply is a powerful thing, a skill we can use for bad or for good in any area of our lives. It is a skill we use unconsciously (worry) and one we can use consciously (meditation) and both have the power to shape our lives (Universal Law of Attraction).

In the case of fear, we can use our powerful awareness to support its power over us, choosing to be aware of the repercussions of fear, or we can shine our awareness on the root of fear and see that it goes deeper than the mental formation called “fear” that stems from limiting beliefs and ego-driven habits. Understanding the root of our fear shows us our strengths and weaknesses and transports us to a new level of growth through the process of initiation.

Be grateful for your fears, for they are truly your greatest gifts. Be sure to treat them as such! ♥

Day 89: A Love Note To The Sky

Querido Cielo,

In Spanish it’s common to use the word “cielo” instead of “dear” or “love.” It means “sky” but it’s used in the same sense as we use “honey” and it has an even lovelier significance. You are my sky: the space to which I look for inspiration, comfort, and joy. You are the thing that is actually a place. You are the place that appears far away, but from which I am never separate. Nothing can change that, ever. I hope to always, in every moment act in full awareness of that truth and promise to become better at it every day in exchange for your eternally patient understanding. Thank you for being.

Your Lover,

¿Sí, cielo?

¿Sí, cielo?