carry the Lamp of Love…

candle light
slowly and steadily, with an open and steadfast heart,
carry the Lamp of Love.
even while chaos storms around you,
ground yourself in your breath – your true home.
touch nature. be still and listen.
then in your peace, your kindness, and your compassion
you will shine bright as a beacon.
and the world will wonder why it ever chose
to do anything other than
love love love.
~ j

Still Life…

Still Life


“Life is precious and fleeting. Pay attention.”
~ Seido Ray Ronei


“Still Life”

this moment to breathe
when all soon will fade away
feel the sun and wind

this moment to love
when all soon will fade away
keep open, in haste

this moment to live
when all soon will fade away
death, there is no end

moment by moment
this moment is all there is
do not, do not waste!

 ~ j

Wednesday, June 26, 2013…

ink on paper ~ ©Copyright 2011, Jaysen Matthew Waller
ink on paper ~ ©Copyright 2011, Jaysen Matthew Waller
…this became so clear to me in recent years.
I am here to Love.
YOU are here to Love.
If you need a reason for why you are still breathing,
grab hold of this one.

It will give you Life.
Today I celebrate government not standing in the way of Love.
Today I celebrate the courageous couples,
the loving families,
and the hope within so many
including myself
who can see their
publicly recognized as

equal and worthy…
equal and worthy

as it has always been.

~ j
Wednesday, June 26, 2013




below are the words i texted a friend who admitted her struggle with “detachment”.  i shared with her a bit of my own journey with this along with some insight of how this has found resonance in my life.  i want to share these thoughts here as well, for you my friends…



I have had to move away from the word “detachment”. It birthed within
me an emotional reaction akin to indifference or even denial, which
didn’t marry itself well to the aspiration of working for the benefit
of this world, etc. I have found that working with non-attachment as
“letting go” or better yet, as “abiding” meant I could still care –
still be present, but it also left open the possibility that in doing
so I don’t have to be tied to outcomes or adversely affected. I don’t
have to suffer. Anyway, just a few thoughts on my experience
practicing non-attachment.


~ j