Staying for the right reasons

It is not wiseNor is it sustainableTo endure difficult thingsOut of guilt,Or obligation.Life is complicated,Confusing at timesConvoluted.It’s one thing to want to be somewhereBecause its the best you’ve encounteredAnd have no real reason to complain,Quite another when you areAgonizing,Suffering to do the right thing.Jesus sweated bloodWhen faced with the prospectOf what it would takeTo love […]

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Getting to great

Wonderful thingsDon’t materializeIn our soulsOvernight.Character requires thatThat life itself happens to us Before it coalesces.Life demands livingFirsthand,Not vicariously through a bookAnd not on the fence, observing others-No safe zones Where the minutes don’t matter. We cannot liveAnyone else’ lifeNo matter how hard we try.Our greatnessWill come along the wayOn the path of the mundane In […]

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The Peace of God

Is a quiet violence On the wars that rage within. Killing the things that are killing me. It is a gift. Not an achievement Not merely a consequence of happy circumstance. It is not driven off by disaster It does not hold us ransom Threatening to leave If life takes unexpected turns. The peace of […]

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Healing is a Choice

And wholeness is not a luxuryFor those that have never been hurt.Building a theater to showcase your woundsMay earn you a moral high groundBut that is not a stage you canStand on for long.Because soon enough,The sores you insistOn leaving openWill help you descendTo the same depthsAs your offenders.Victimhood makes for a flimsy identity,No matter […]

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Selāh

Rest.Take a moment to stop.Strategizing how you’re going toMake things work,Handling business,Planning events,Keeping your customers happy,Putting yourself out there,Curating that product,Performing for the masses.Rest,The anti-24/7,Just for a second,Or maybe even a day to simplyClose your eyesAnd just be.Know that the Third Rock from the SunWon’t stop in it’s orbitIf you take some respite.Sure, you may […]

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Performing arts

It starts with a heightened awarenessOf your flaws.Your differenceHow no one seems to share your point of viewHow being transparent seems to not work in your favor,And so you turn inwards for answers,Introspecting,Manufacturing within yourself thingsYou think others would prefer to see about you,And then choose put that on display.And at first you put on […]

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Weaning your soul

LORD, my heart is not haughty,Nor my eyes lofty.Neither do I concern myself with great matters,Nor with things too profound for me Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,Like a weaned child with his mother;Like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the LORDFrom this time forth and forever. […]

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Accelerator crisis

In many respects, We live simultaneously the best and worst lives of any generation gone before us. The potential for greatness has never been greater Nor has the proximity of discontent ever been closer. Its easier to get more things in this life than ever before, Especially if you’re born in the right places with […]

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Reunion

I used to dream of a reunion Of old companions I had once known; I would finally gain their admiration, And wave my credentials in their faces as evidence of my worth, Flex my muscles to dispel any ideas of weakness, And proudly rattle off my accomplishments as the final testament of my worth, A […]

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