Elements – Telling

Tell your story on the way, You’re the only one who knows; Life’s a brief enough endeavor, Soon, too soon, it comes and goes — You’ve had love, and joy, and laughter, You’ve felt sorrow’s painful swelling: All the same, but each one different — And your story’s in Its telling

Elements – Asking

In wonder are we born And meant to live. The questions that we ask Are part of what makes Human beings human. But soon some feel, That answering means power, Not conversing. So they stop asking questions, Thinking those a sign Of weakness. They’re so wrong. Questions, like emotions, Make things happen; Asking, like loving, … Continue reading "Elements – Asking"

Elements – Doing

We are built for action, To get out and to do — To feel our hearts go faster, With ski, or squeaky shoe, Whatever our preferred means is, The main thing’s its pursuing; To spend the right time thinking, but To not forget The doing

Elements – Feeling

We think we know how we should feel, Some kind of guiding star — But feelings all are natural, And are just what they are. It’s what our actions are makes Wrong or right, and that’s a fact — But feelings have another worth: Without them, we Won’t act

Elements – Thinking

We all need time for thinking, Though few get very much, But if we cannot find the time We will grow out of touch For thinking shows us how are feet Have wandered from the path, And helps us with life’s certainties, Like taxes, and like math — Or taking stock of all that we … Continue reading "Elements – Thinking"

Elements – Giving Back

We work for love, We work for funds, We do each in their season: But sometimes we may give, and it’s For quite another reason — Though some may think of it as love, It’s more a rarity, To give our things, our funds, our time, For what’s called charity. To know we are community, … Continue reading "Elements – Giving Back"

Elements – Meditation

When life is chaos And it’s hard to take it, When you can’t find the quiet, You must make it By focusing On what you can control, And linking up your body with Its soul

Elements – Play

“Much we think we hold, holds us.” But this much, I do know: You’ll understand this saying when You’ve mastered letting go. It doesn’t take intoxicants, Though those may come your way, It just takes tuning out the noise, And dialing in Your play

Elements – Work

Most work to live, Some live to work, But all must have their labor — It is the trade off we must make, And gives leisure its savor — The time we spend is sizable, And may yield some enjoyment, And from my poor experience, Work does beat Unemployment