everything that enters the present moment is impermanent, including suffering. come into this moment with me and watch suffering lose its power. watch it dissolve simply, in the water of your life. can you show me anything that does not pass through the present? i do not see it.


when i suffer, i have the opportunity to learn about suffering. to see exactly in what way it is passing through the present moment. and if i can notice how i am also something passing through (the same moment), i think we can be companions instead of adversaries. learning. what?

it has taken me 50 years to that point when one admits to writing poetry

when i write a poem i’m hoping to carry the reader through to a silence they’ve never heard before

dialectical behavior therapy draws upon the classical greek notion that though in discussion there is no Truth, yet a certain sense of freedom may be let loose upon the world

the word reality comes from a root meaning property. and because unguarded property is lost, as soon as we have our reality, we have our requirement: to defend it and keep it.

and if i learn to believe another way?

if thinking is a sensory experience, what is called love?

consider the sun. the energy of hydrogen fusion, generated by the compressive forces of gravity, traversing 90 million of miles of vacuumed space to sustain life—our lives. like. wow.