Posted by: John | September 17, 2017

In the End

I’ve concluded all
that matters is what you do
for others that you did not have to do
and no matter how hard things
may be going for you, there’s someone
in worse shape. Try
to find them and help them.

Posted by: John | September 2, 2017


If you think you’re humble, you’re not.
You’ve got to know what you’ve got.
If you have to compare, you shouldn’t compare.
If you think you’re humble, you’re not.

Posted by: Lisa | August 29, 2017

Tropical Storm

Sheets of water fly by
Fire Station number Seven
All windows closed up tight
against gale force winds.
No fighting fires this day
but praying to keep rising
waters at bay.
Chaotic forces at play, stirring
earth and white-washed, misty heaven.
Fleets of cars creep by in lines
trusting drivers and horse power.
But each moment ever guided
by Spirit, Truth and Right.

Posted by: John | July 23, 2017

What’s Left

Velcroed schemes and forgotten dreams
are all that’s left of life it seems.

Posted by: John | July 20, 2017


Trump was the president
I didn’t know why
He was arrogant and ugly
and everything he said was a lie.

Posted by: John | July 16, 2017


Sometimes while meditating
I think if I were a cat
I would be purring.

Posted by: John | July 13, 2017

What I Have to Offer

At the end of the day
may I have more “thank you’s”
to offer than “fuck you’s.”

Posted by: John | July 11, 2017


We must heed:
It is greed and not need
that make the deed.
Yes, indeed.

Posted by: Lisa | June 1, 2017


yin yangThis orb, orange and blue,
sun and moon – yet an eye
appears to be – streams
through space and time,
a perfect balance, harmony,
of fire and water. Yes,
a union of opposites living
within and without. See.

All that can be perceived has but one main purpose:
to be perceived. (Yoga Sutra 2:21)

Posted by: Lisa | May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

We also remember those in biblical times and modern times that died in spiritual battles in Jesus’ name.  We remember all those before us who are now Saints​ cheering us on…..

The Catholic Church calls this the communion of saints.  It includes all those, living and dead, who are soldiers for Christ.  Spiritual battles are more real than any other type of battle because they are going on all the time.  Even in Yoga, we have a series of “warrior” poses that build strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance – to enable us to fight.  I’ve had students ask me why we have warrior poses when Yoga is supposed to be about peace and love.  Well, it’s because of the spiritual battles that we need to be strong enough to fight.

Yes, we remember all those who have battled on earth and are now with Christ cheering us on.  If they did it, we gain courage to believe we can do it, too, when we stay connected to the Lord.  He is the vine, we are the branches.

There are people among us walking around feeling suicidal for years without acting on the thoughts/urges.  THAT is an intense spiritual battle!  These soldiers know that suicide would be the easy way out.  It would be running from the battle, going AWOL.

May we stay and fight for as long as the Lord keeps us here.

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