finding myself, I offer myself…


Sitting quietly,one minute, one hour, no matter,

finding the quiet within
I find myself again and again.

Finding myself, I offer the quiet light

to those on the street, in the office,

all around me.

To the lost and suffering beings, to the


and questioning,

even to the bare tree with its leafless

branches filled with chirping sparrows.
~ Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara

all shall be well…



November 14, 2013

i look outside and see beautiful yellowed green trees gently dancing with the breeze
i see rugged brown mountains dotted with rock, standing still, standing strong
i see a vast blue sky almost glowing vibrant with possibility
nature, once again, stands hand in hand reminding us what is always
nature doesn’t hold, it let’s go and just flows
if that is not grace, i don’t know what is

“all shall be well…”

~ j


*“all shall be well…” is a celebrated phrase of the 14th Century Christian Mystic, Julian of Norwich, from her collection of “Showings”