Tuesday, August 13, 2013


A poem inspired by and dedicated to the L'Arche community of Whycocomagh, Cape Breton.

Amazing how a place
can manifest such peace
that can even infiltrate
a mind so
steeped in

Amazing how the doubt,
confusions, insecurities
slowly recede
like a wave
until the mind feels fresh
and open.
Strong again.

Amazing the way
possibility can suddenly shine
to create lit pathways
where before
there was only a blind groping
the black tunnel.

Amazing that the fruit
of such a peace
is deep gratitude for the struggle
And a growing confidence for having met each fear -
No backing away.

Amazing how every place you cast your eye
the beauty

"Life is precious. And it is brief. And you can use it well."  -Patrul Rinpoche

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