Within our Reach Heaven and Earth Spirits

Sunday, December 27, 2015


Art : Hung Liu, September 2001

one must be
in the moment
for life to
ever come true

touch the ground
and be grounded
find comfort here

living, being,
breathing, now
this is where
it will all happen

~  Benjamin Dean

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In reverential and celebratory awe, begin the day!

Living everyday as an occasion and noted event is a daily celebration of life!!
Dedicate your day to the ONE That Is In All Things, and give generously of your best to all you do!!!

Have a good day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Life is a journey

Art : Josh Separzadeh

Life is a journey

Life is a journey.
We all have to travel alone.
Nobody would be in our journey.
The journey is everlasting.
The ups and downs would be there.
Feeling low and high would keep on,
But this is the ordeal of our life.
We have to be very bold and strong.
The journey is full of joys and sorrows.
The journey would appear empty and lonely,
But we have to move ahead not back.
The journey would be boring and tedious.
When we just get through the journey,
Then the real taste of life we come to know.
We forget all our troubles and obstacles.
The is the journey which we ever knew.
Pushkar Bisht

Monday, November 30, 2015

La vie en rose

La vie en rose

Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me heaven sighs
And tho I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak...angels sing from above
Everyday words seem...to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose

© Hold me close and hold me fast. Give your heart and soul to me.
And life will always be.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Self Portrait

It doesn't interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.

I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.

-- David Whyte
from Fire in the Earth
©1992 Many Rivers Press

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


             autumn departs

                                                   yet something holds promise
                                                                                                    green tangerines

Haiku Basho