our heart remembers better

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Sometimes the heart remembers better.
It seems the heart holds better memories than pictures.
Maybe because the heart is deep enough to hold
Not only the images of how we used to be,
But also the scents, the textures and the sounds
Of how the “us” looked like.
Because the heart can hold
the love, the laughters and the chuckles;
It can equally hold the tears and the spectrum of emotions we felt.
Yes it can….because it is Divine.

Hmm, the heart seems larger than I thought.
Deep, full of space and scope.
Able to hold  all the love we shared.
It has space for  each day we lived together
Each kiss, each embrace, each tear, each moment and each breath we sighed.
And in this heart of mine is where I find you each time,
Again and again and without fail, I find you there
and there you remain forever inside my heart

Yes, memory of the heart
wins over that of pictures.
And when because of vanishing material items,
we no longer have  proof that our love ever was;
then, I assure you my beloved
I shall dive in my heart
to find you on the same veranda
where I left you just yesterday it seems.

And we shall hold hands again.
And we shall look out again out to the horizon,
And just sit there in utter bliss,
Soaking in the morning Sun.
despite all the odds and fading proof that we ever were.

May we not be attached to material things.
That our memories may not be subject to such things.
May we not relate to  our memories in such way.
May we honor our hearts and find the sunshine tucked within
For such heart-memories are eternal and last forever.
Never to wither to the wind or rain.
Always remind us that our love remains untouched.

I smile remembering, feeling the warmth
Knowing that so I am today, as we had always been.
Honoring what we’ve been
Honoring the “us”
Passing on our stories
and with a sigh, I take a deep breath,
trusting that all is as it should be
and so it shall remain.


because love is forever

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no matter where it happens
whether sitting alone,
gazing out to an ocean of thoughts;
or in the midst of a crowd,
where the voices blend into silence;
a smile surges from what seems nowhere.
sometimes it’s more than just a smile
it can be chuckles and laughter.
or sometimes misty eyes, even tears at times,
or, just a deep breath, a shiver.

it’s in such moments
that our thoughts are not ours.
the thoughts leave the mind,
and follow the heart.
a heart gently  drawn
by a loving presence
calling from what seems afar.

it’s in such moments
where time seems to be absent
that for a fleeting moment
I remember once more
that the loving presence comes not from afar.
it’s always been within.

and then, I smile again and remember once more
that you have always been there
and as such will remain.



taking time to say “I love you”

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my beloved,
have I told you I love you, today?
I thought I did.
Did I forget?
Forgive me for not saying it again and again and again;
and even if I sometimes forget to call to say it,
promise me
to always know and remember that
I love you,
now and forever

celebrating life a moment at a time

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For every single moment of our lives, let us be grateful and celebrate the gift.  Let us know be prisoners of the past or the future, for we have absolutely no way to change the past nor to know what is to come in the future.  All we have is the present moment.  It is a gift that often goes un-noticed until it too becomes part of the past, and then sometimes we realize that we let the moment slip.

Life becomes so deeply meaningful when we give the present its due recognition.  And no matter if the moment if joyful or otherwise, being mindful of what is happening as it happens is part of celebrating life …. a moment at a time.  And this gives us strength and courage to allow whatever comes our way, because we would have known that we have fully lived, loved and been grateful until that very point.



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Stillness is a gift we can offer ourselves to find peace, to find clarity, to find direction. Many of the Holy books speak of stillness in order to find the voice of Spirit. No matter what the religion, all teachings tell a common message.  In stillness we find the way to eternity.  We can hear the voice within.  The voice of Spirit, the one that is eternal.  It gives us strength in times of challenge. It gives us direction in times of confusion. It gives us guidance in times of decision and most of all it gives us comfort and love at all times.

The most wonderful thing is that stillness is possible , anywhere and anytime.  Whatever the chatter around us, all it takes is our willingness to quiet our minds and steady the flow of our thoughts to slowly enter a state of contemplation.  Whether we reach this state for a minute or an hour or more, the gift is one that fills us with energy, reassurance and hope.  It’s a state where we realize how the eternal is powerful and beautiful; compassionate and loving and that no matter what we are going through we are not alone and never will be.  And then we learn to know and be aware of that even if our bear eyes cannot see, our heart knows that we are at all times escorted by a legions of angel. We learn to know that there is one-ness. We learn to know that the suffering of another is our own and that the joy of another is ours as well.   Somehow, I find comfort in this.