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All The True Vows

Quiet your mind, still your body.  Take this poem by David Whyte to heart for awhile. Then sit with the… [ + ]

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Let Something Essential Happen to Me

by Ted Loder O God, let something essential happen to me, something more than interesting or entertaining, or thoughtful. O… [ + ]

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Kindness

by Naomi Shihab Nye Before you know what kindness really is You must lose things, Feel the future dissolve in… [ + ]

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The Joy Is Entering the River

by Ghalib For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river – Unbearable pain becomes it’s own cure. Travel far… [ + ]

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I Will Not Die An Unlived Life

by Donna Markova I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear Of falling or catching… [ + ]

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I Have Walked Down Many Roads

Antonio Machado I have walked down many roads and cleared many paths; I have navigated a hundred oceans and anchored… [ + ]

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How to Climb a Mountain

Make no mistake. This will be an exercise in staying vertical. Yes, there will be a view, later, a wide… [ + ]

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The House of Belonging

by David Whyte This is the bright home In which we live, This is where we ask Our friends to… [ + ]

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Fathers and Sons

by Michael Ralph what has been lost between us? time and the seasons my long shadow leaning towards yours never… [ + ]

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Elemental

by Kristine Jones I am earth ­ the abode of nature ­ I give sustenance to the tree of life,… [ + ]

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Love After Love

by Derek Walcott The time will come When with elation, You will greet yourself arriving At your own door, in… [ + ]

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Love Dogs

by Rumi One night a man was crying Allah! Allah! His lips grew sweet with praising, until a cynic said,… [ + ]

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One Source Of Bad Information

by Robert Bly There a boy in you about three Years old who hasn’t learned a thing for thirty Thousand… [ + ]

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The Seed Market

by Hafiz Can you find another market like this? Where, With your one rose You can buy hundreds of rose… [ + ]

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The Silkworm

  by Rumi I stood before a silk worm one day And that night my heart said to me, “I… [ + ]

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The Sun

by David Whyte This morning on the desk, facing up, a poem of Kavenagh’s celebrating a lost love. “She was… [ + ]

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The Way It Is

by William Stafford There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder… [ + ]

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There Is A Grace Approaching

  by Stephen and Ondrea Levine There is a grace approaching That we shun as much as death It is… [ + ]

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This is How A Human Being Can Change

by Rumi This is How a Human Being Can Change: There’s a worm addicted to eating grape leaves. Suddenly, he… [ + ]

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Those Who Don’t Feel This Love

by Rumi Those who don’t feel this love pulling them like a river Those who don’t drink dawn like a… [ + ]