life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

what if we knew? 


This world doesn’t improve by demanding perfection. It improves when we reach through our armor and touch another with tenderness. It improves when we bust through the walls of our conditioning, and try a new way of being on for size. It improves when we work through our unresolved shadow and share what little light we can find. It is the small, positive steps that we take when we are at war with ourselves that change the world. 


   – Jeff Brown 



it keeps appearing 


I delete…


I delete…

haven’t I already written my poem?

haven’t I already done that one?

What is left that I haven’t taken out…

haven’t examined properly?

There are always layers

As Shrek reminded me,

I am an onion…




truth left to excavate

healing to be hard won

motivations to uncover

mystery to be discovered

always more

God keeps getting bigger

as I examine,



help me to stay in this mode of self realization…


humble me…

my best self emerges within this process

send it again…

remind me again…




Approaching Wholeness
The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it is long. It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself, and that training is the most intricate which leads to utter simplicity. The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.


– Rabindranath Tagore


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