Peace In Your Life

“Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.” -Eckhart Tolle One day not too long ago, a friend of mine, disgruntled about her lot in life said to me and I quote, ‘If I’d only find peace in my life then […]

The Natural Bridge to the Universe

Many take shelter from feeling too much within Some will tell you it’s a mortal sin But to know when all else fails When all is lost down the streets of desire The truest feeling is within the heart That’s the only real freedom there is The only thing they can’t take away from you […]

In The Heart Of The Night

In the city of my birth, On the third floor of Beckham’s Book Shop, Surrounded by stacks of books I can only dream of reading every title, Falling asleep on this worn out couch, The musty smell making me dizzy. They call it ‘the city that time forgot’ and continues to forget as we saw […]

The Advent of the Rising Sun

“Four Ways to Love” “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”  -Helen Keller   Hope If I’m allowed to behold one more rising sun Everything I see is pure as it speaks to me in rhyme Its’ rhythm moves me forward, […]

The Lamp and the Abyss

My nature is light, nothing but light. When the world arises, I alone am shining. -Ashtavakra Gita 2:8        I stand transfixed; my mind’s eye takes in everything before my brain has time to confuse it with reasoning. As this subtle untarnished revelation unfolds, I search my coat pockets for a pen and […]

Daydreams of Shiva

 A poem about the eternal… In domestic environs So sweet but so numb I think you have sought A dance with my thoughts My thoughts that lay deep In the deepest of sleep. You came from a void And not just for naught

The Snake and the Lion

I was gazing intently in the direction of a screen door in the kitchen of a rustic house; observing, as though I were a sentinel on duty, the backyard enclosed by a tall white fence. The house seemed unfamiliar but at the same time, something deep inside told me I knew this place. Outside stood […]

If 6 Were 3, What I Long to Be- Act 18 & 27

Pure imagination, without form, the absence of ego, vertical, the strength of an oak, the rhyme between two words, the silence between two sounds, an open book, a lost manuscript, the knowing that knows it knows not, the rhythm in blues, Perceval in search of the Grail, a student of all, a teacher on call, […]

The Presence of Christmas

Again the ghost sped on, above the black and heaving sea… on, on… until, being far away, as he told Scrooge, from any shore, they lighted on a ship. They stood beside the helmsman at the wheel, the lookout in the bow, the officers who had the watch; dark ghostly figures in their stations; but […]