The Calm And The Active

Art Prints

On this side there is a great stillness.

On this side I feel the calm.

On the inside I sense it. Breathe. Breathe.

Deeply.  Before falling off into

Whatever.  Whatever the day brings.

There will be a journey, take it joyfully.

Let the day have its way with you.

Creation include struggle and contrast

That are sometimes so strong. Sometimes

so blinding, you feel like giving up. Breathe. Breathe.

Creation includes satisfaction and joy.

Intense joy…

Creation expands you, your mind, your essence,

and our Universe.

We are grateful

Orange Pink Purple

Orange, pink, purple.
Art Prints

The glow of it over the horizon.  

Pushing through the clouds. 

The contrast of clouds. Cold still there … waiting.

Pressing forward into the day

The light would have its way.

There could be joy and abundance.

There could be sickness and sorrow.

Everything smells new.

A fresh start neither prosperous or bankrupt.

A fresh start

Guardian Angels


So close, I feel your presence.

Over my shoulder.

Other times out in front of me protecting me

— mostly from myself.

I love the warmness that comes from deep within.

You light warms me, your wings embrace me.

I let you take me


I Rise In Awareness

On the edge of the day, I rise in awareness.

I hold back as much of the coming day as I can


Resisting the onslaught, I breathe deeply. Stillness.

I focus. This is where take my stand 

On the edge of the ravine

The canyons, valleys not so grand

Mist glides gently into the scene

A mysterious quality, a journey status quo

As it kisses each blade of grass. 

Gently the wind blows the planted furrows.

The mist can not or will not embrace the path.


Moving closer to the edge,

I feel the changing of the wind 

As the valley accepts its new lover

A display radiates across the chasm.


It looks like a bridge

Frosty and flat from one end to the other

Is it hiding a perilous journey

Or creating an invitation to a great adventure?

I Make His Life Good

This is pumpkin, taken with my iphone

Hey! I’ve been laying here. My patience is good today. So we should go for a nice walk. Waiting…

Oh my, he stood up. I think we’re going. I hope he is not just teasing me. It’s important for him to exercise.

When I listen to his heart and lungs, I worry about those skipped beats. When he meditates or walks with me, the rhythm corrects itself. It makes me feel so good hearing that steady bump-pump-bump. I get overwhelmed with emotions.

I can hardly control myself. I love him so much.

Life is Good!

The Connection is Real.

The connection. Something touches us.
Beyond mind, beyond thought some point of innerness.

Breathe into
That special space of consciousness
A place incorporeal from where we are sourced.

It is real.
Not really connection, those are the common words
Used for it.  It is like you are visiting a friend who has always been there.

Breathe …
All at once this feeling of I Know You,
Hits and Hits and Hits like the sharp side of a feather.

An anxious tingling takes you to the next point.
Each breath is wonderful.  You are fully absorbed in the moment.

Feel it and know this is all of who you are.
Not Body or Spirit … more

Keep creating.  Brushstroke after brushstroke.
Word after word.  Breath to breath…

Feel the onement with this moment.

Good Morning Love Awakens

Good Morning

Today is a good day. Love awakens.

The feeling of a reasonable night’s sleep

Cool freshness of morning light

Overcoming the darkness of the evening

Quietly and lovingly the coming day happens.

Possibilities abound.  Today is a good day.

Clouds frame the coming dawn.

The contrast adds to the beauty.

When the light is blocked,

The beauty still comforts.

The light is still there.

There is light.  Today is a good day.

How To Bring Some Joy Back Into Your Day

How to Sizzle With Zeal

In a world where some people dread Monday, one person with enthusiasm is priceless.

“I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a might faith to do the things that are to be done by me today!”

Charles Filmore, Talks on Truth


What a great idea Mister Filmore.  You exemplified it even in your later years. They say, he wrote this affirmation when he was 94.

Can we get that same sizzle going?  Sure, just remember to repeat the above. Bah! How in the… do you even expect to do that.  I love the above affirmation and I want to face every day with that kind of passion. The most effective affirmations are backed by strong emotion and passion.

Finding Enthusiasm

It is like finding Waldo.  It is there just hidden deeply in the crowd of other more “pressing” issues.  This is how I found the passion to make Charles Filmore’s zeal my own.

I was talking with a friend of mine about work.  How it was such a drag. I knew from the moment I got to the office door, problems would be waiting for me.  How I would ignore some problems and eventually they would come back bigger and less manageable.

As I was lamenting, I could tell he wanted me to just stop.  Instead of saying stop, he asked a question. “Why did you become a programmer?”

Remembering my initial enthusiasm

I reviewed my life.  The changes, I went through to become a programmer, how excited, I was at my first job, and subsequent jobs. As a programmer, software engineer, I knew there would always be problems and challenges to overcome and that was freaking exciting knowing each day, I could learn something new. Those memories helped me, lifted me.  Those wonderful old thoughts replaced my current thoughts.

It was like starting over, a new beginning.

Possibly just remembering your initial joy at work why you continue, even if it is just a paycheck.  Replace those crappy thoughts with some fun stuff. A fun, positive thought will always override a crappy thought.

You can operate at a high level of enthusiasm through memory and future visioning.  Recapture those feelings and use them.  Focus on why you are doing what you do!