Poem Together We Flourish

Humans long for companionship. Our hearts yearn to beat in unison with another life. Pets can comfort and cheer us, but having another person who cares for you can calm the howling winds. Alone we survive. Together we flourish. What a glorious day when from out of the windswept sands steps someone who cares. Your …

Power of Positive Thinking

Many oddities wash up on the beach. From the vastness of the ocean a variety of flotsam and jetsam gets deposited on the sand and then they wash away or get incorporated into the beach itself. Negative events or emotions are like this. When stray shadows fall upon our hearts, we have to learn to …

Hold Steadfast

It has been said that there are more stars in the heavens than there are grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. As I wandered the sands the other day, I imagined the ocean represented the inevitable passage of ever-flowing time. A single human life can seem insignificant in the grander scheme …

Embrace Your Life

Love is the most powerful energy in the universe. Love’s positive flow fills our souls with light. It is said love shines brightest after a storm. After enduring the darkest days, the heart-mind blazes under reflections of joy. To escape from the trap of darker thoughts liberate your mind through meditation and reflection. Break out …

The Wonder of it All

The glory of our world is beyond words. One just has to open their heart to the infinite possibilities. The beach views this morning were magical. The sea foam was undulating in the strong winds. Marveling at it, I remembered reading that sea foam is the skeletal remains of microscopic ocean flora and fauna. Periodically …

You Have to Find

Picasso once said you cannot look; you have to find The other day I found these creatures on the beach. I am not sure what they are. The pattern made by the tides tossing them around reminded me of fractals. Organic patterns nest one within the other flowing from the microscopic to the cosmic. The …

Life Form

When I step into nature I feel a kinship with the wildlife. Some deep rooted connection remains from our primordial ancestors. Or perhaps it is just a projection of anthropomorphism. This crab was stranded on the beach, exhausted from the struggle and several gulls were circling nearby. Looking closely into his eyes I thought I …

Fortify Your Self

Many days we are confused about the direction of our lives. Problems, difficulties, and challenges abound. We must not allow ourselves to be paralyzed by worry. The sunlight will shine again. The darkness will fade into pale shadows. Seek the light of happiness even in the smallest details of your life. Each and every day …

Change in Attitude

All too often we overpower our hearts with anxiety about the future. So many of us think about our lives in the future tenses. The present tense escapes us because our past experiences are clouded with phobias and seemingly endless loops of interwoven regrets binding our confidence. Today simply becomes a step away from yesterday …