woman horizontal | tonglen in four parts

today, the exhale was the hardest. a trust fall in giving and taking —precious tears and shadowed fears, irrupted hopes and radical imaginings — into a world that cannot hold them gently. where supple lungs now resist the inhale, constricting to protect me from inviting in a swirl of noxious fumes (engineered to smother epiphanous dreams…

woman horizontal | cardinal points

energy. essence. force. flow. source. light. manifold. immanent. continuous. creative. destructive. indestructible. enveloping. inculcating. infinite. unknowable. intuitive. interdependent. heart. guide. compass. core. all that is.       

embodied practice: “taking refuge in the island of self”

breathing in, i go back to the island of myself. there are beautiful trees there is water, there are birds, there is sunshine and fresh air. breathing out, i feel safe. ~thich nhat hanh Nothing To Do, Nowhere To Go: Waking Up To Who You Are zen in motion: as a mountain, exalted, resilient, uplifted, half…