Pivot

The moment between action and reaction gives truth a chance             regardless of redaction. That moment is suspended             in scene and tone – the sound in between notes             a liminal zone. That moment can be             filled with ritual, which leads response              but it’s not perpetual. That moment if lived             withContinue reading “Pivot”

Listening

The essence of dialogue is to listen well. Being heard, explicitly promotes implicit communion. Listening nurtures our story and opens our eyes. Listening sustains our being and bridges our souls. To listen well chooses life… To give our ear finds love… To take in another’s Word – initiates wholeness. Being quiet attunes the soul. ToContinue reading “Listening”

Ready

I believe I must be prepared. Ready is where I begin. The Law of Unintended Consequences gives me pause and makes my response measured. Accommodation is needed, cooperation is wanted, readiness is being open. The plan is not predestined, I realize “Yes” affirms, I validate “No” denies. Ready prepares the way, willing supports the choice,Continue reading “Ready”

Conflict

Some say conflict is all good; others say no good can come of it. Yes, conflict can be counterproductive, when confronted by selfish motives – the adversity is viewed as conditions to be dismissed or overcome. Or, conflict can be oh… so productive, when accepted with shared intentions – calmness persists in the adversity toContinue reading “Conflict”

Yet Another Labyrinth

Strength sees possibilities and births an idea from need to want – seize the Opening and do Patience and measured response simply makes something of nothing – Starting at the beginning Courage endures failure and remains calm in adversity – embrace Closing and do not Patience stretches expectation cautiously changes and adapts – ReStarting toContinue reading “Yet Another Labyrinth”

True Peace

God’s peace is not the world’s peace, it is a true peace versus a fake peace. The peace of God lives for the covenant, the peace of the world lives for the transaction. Peace pretenders grip competition. Peacekeepers embrace cooperation. They remain calm in adversity, resigned to justice with mercy. Peace pretenders make up opposition.Continue reading “True Peace”