Archive for the ‘out-of-doors’ Category

meek mind

February 18, 2017

i keep running into divide-and-conquer tactics pummeling us. from there i keep painfully stepping off the ledge into all-of-us.

remembering white water hydraulic preparation: to get out of the spin-cycle, go limp. relax. stop. fighting. do less. release wild effort.

counterintuitive, mind-bending, breath and heart stopping logic.

we’re gonna have to go counterintuitive to survive this.

divide-and-conquer is in full employ from all directions. it will not suffice, depending on outcome goal(s).

what exactly are y/our goals? what does/will it mean to “win”?

how to symphony my body, parts, and systems, and breaths?

how to symphony those that see my existence and more like me as delusional mental health problems versus liberated spectrum of beautiful being wei-wu-ways?

corners of my mouth feebly upturn to greet fellow driver i pass at the intersection. center of my upper lip weighs like a bladder canteen of tears. threatening. wobbling.

a planet of injustice surrounds these permeable pores. there’s no resistance as my arm moves my hand through space, for a finger to flick off the light for the night.

Meekness is… an active and deliberate acceptance of undesirable circumstances that are wisely seen by the individual as only part of a larger picture. …The patient and hopeful endurance of undesirable circumstances identifies the person as externally vulnerable and weak but inwardly resilient and strong. Meekness does not identify the weak but more precisely the strong who have been placed in a position of weakness where they persevere without giving up.

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2017 how to

January 3, 2017

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how to be with the messy in-between of

frozen-with-fear and taking action

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to be with the messy in-between of

my intentions and making big mistakes

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be with the messy in-between of

making big mistakes and results of my actions

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how to be with the messy in-between of

results of my actions and my intent

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sync to sink

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or

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sink to sync

p.s.

emergence

December 14, 2016

dangerous opportunity

opportune danger

crisis

demise

emergence

emergency

crisis

emerging demise

demising mergence

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something familiar and comfortable must be cast off in order to

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act

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sage

savage

rage

ravage

cage

cabbage

cave

aged

average

beige

baggage

dazed

damage

lame

lament

maim

moment

name

save

nave

knave

lave

wave

tame

came

blame

flame

foment

comment

commend

ferment

American linguistic blunders

 

post-

November 11, 2016

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photo haiku

September 21, 2016
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heaven

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earth

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human

water color

July 28, 2016

1.

2.

3.

4.

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listen. differently.

July 18, 2016

DSCN4814listen differently. to your child,

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listen. differently. to your familiar news media, your parent, your neighbor, your lover…

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listen.

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differently.

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to your friend, spouse, frenemy at work…

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differently listen to your sibling, your best mate, your teacher…

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.

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listen to your heart…

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your feet differently contacting the earth… listen   (   (  (  (  ( ( ( (((

DSCN4792there are familiar pathways for sound in your neurons.

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DSCN4811be changed by what you hear 12 inches below your ears…

DSCN4807be the change…

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sussing out summer

June 26, 2016

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give everything a Way

June 6, 2016

releasing fingers

waves of sand glitter-rain down

seeds somersault up

 

accumulating merit

water canyons through

giving ev’rything a Way

it is not my right…

April 25, 2016

…to enjoy a walk by a river as a human

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the midges, skinks, mosquitoes, millipedes, bees, black snakes

and all else were and shoulda been miffed at my stromping through their territory

(which is not a gendered, nor an agendered, “bathroom”)

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the turtles slunk-plumped to a swim

away from sunny logs

even as i couldn’t detect my disruptive creeping

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it’s all i could do today…

to see a sweet slow paced spring-to-summer ing ness

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i could not make it to Raleigh today

waterside seemed

the pace to be

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freedom is not standing with all options

endless amazing choices

open to you

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standing here

can be

and often is

an immobilizing

inactive

stuck

p(l)ace

in space

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move

freedom is moving

with and into life

engaging a path

a way

and allowing capacity to breathe

and change course

as needed…