March 1, 2017

SO Close up

your contribution
to this world
is happening
in every moment
in all the big and little actions
from the way you love
to the way you wipe up crumbs
from the counter
the compassion that arises
the wisdom you see in others
the tiny kindnesses
you employ
the way you care for your children
or your parents or your pets
or your lovers or your friends
from the way you hold a dish
to the way you
listen, really listen
and when you look at
the big blue sky
feeling the vastness
or the soft moonlight
on your face
the peace you experience
over morning coffee
intermixed with your inner battles
and the way you hold yourself
facing it all full on
your authentic nature
your pristine essence
stripped down naked
in radical honesty
this is your value
yes and the way you take a moment
to see the state of mind
of the cashier at the grocery store
you might be tired
but you show up and tune in
you really see them
embrace them with your presence
its almost time for them to go home
you cheer them up
with your beautiful smile
and it’s in the way
you forgive someone
for cutting you off on the freeway
that little shift in attitude
your awareness of the
preciousness of life
and all of our collective craziness
it’s in the softness
when you put a book
back on the shelf
or the way you light a match
it’s in the softness of your fingertips
on the keyboard
and your attention to detail
your regard for precious things
all the way expanded out to
your deepest aspirations
your secret dreams so big
you dare not even go there
all of this wrapped and rolled into one
it is you
past, present and future
but most importantly
your contribution is YOU 
you right now
the soles of your feet
touching the earth
your loving presence
that makes tears spring to our eyes
your beingness that spontaneously
warms a strangers heart
you might be alone in your room
placing the palms of your hands
together in prayer
and that heartfelt prayer
is heart felt by someone
in your neighborhood
who you don’t even know
suffering greatly and suddenly
your wave of peace
washes over them
like a cool breeze
on a hot day
don’t you see
that what you give
is the giving in every moment
it’s not some grand purpose
project or mission
it’s the care, precision
and giant heartedness
with which you approach
everything in life
an accumulation of moments
stacked one on top of the other
in an accordion of never ending vibration
that circles the planet and all our molecules
in an infinite spiral
your value is you,
your presence
your love
your compassion
your patience
your softness
and the way you meet
each and every little task
quietly aiming to do it
beautifully and perfectly
the strength of your wabisabi
is unsurpassed
YOU are your best contribution
this world could ever dream of

Love + orchids, 


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Oh my! This is so incredibly beautiful! Thank you for YOU. You are a gift to this world. May I share this poem? I will credit you of course 🙂



Aw, thank you Clare! Of course you can share <3


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