“Now, As You Awaken”… Poem by Mahmoud Darwish

Now, As You Awaken… Now, as you awaken, remember the swan’s last dance. Did you dance with young angels while you were dreaming? Did the butterfly light you up when it burned with the eternal light of the rose? Did the phoenix appear clearly before you and call you by your name? Did you see…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch on “taking risks”

It’s okay to go ahead and take a risk. There’s no guarantee that everything will turn out exactly the way you want it to, but there IS a guarantee that it cannot possibly do so if you are afraid to even take the chance. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” is not just a nifty old-time saying. It’s wisdom….

POEMS: “You reading this, be ready”

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?