When I took an online course called The Happiness Baseline with Monique Rhodes, one of my favorite features of it was the notion of going on a "date" with yourself. I took myself out to breakfast several times, went on a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island, watched the...
photo by Utpal Marshall - Enthusiasm Awakeners Group and friends sing at the 3100 Mile Race in New York. August 27, 2021 is the 90th birth anniversary of Sri Chinmoy. Some of his meditation students undertook projects as a tribute to what would have been his 90th...
A kind woman named Dawn Emsellem who lives in Portsmouth, Rhode Island created a wind phone on the edge of her property which abuts a land trust with walking trails. What is a wind phone? It is a phone booth with a disconnected rotary phone and a book to write...
I traveled to Michigan for a vacation to reconnect with family - some of us still living there and some coming from afar. I was born in Michigan and lived there until I came to the East Coast to finish college. Since the 1980's I have been living on the East Coast but...
The season of Spring officially arrived yesterday, Saturday March 20th at 5:37am. While it was sunny, when I went out on the bike path that I live along on Saturday it was very windy and there was a chill in the air. One day later however when I ventured out again on...
I wrote about the Peace Run being a virtual event this year due to Covid and a wonderful surprise changed that here in Rhode Island. We were far enough along in phased reopening to have an actual Peace Run event (no more than 15 people) which included two ceremonies...
God's Love Tattoo Poem & Drawing by Sharani
How do you make a
God Love Tattoo?
A big, big heart that says
to You only I’m true
God's Hour Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Clocks march forward in a proper straight line
Tick tock certainty that you can spin on a dime
God’s Hour hovers like a mist beyond time
When will I awaken to this reality sublime
Moors & Marshes Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Moors and marshes cattails slight
Nobility climber or swampland plight!
When we choose the high road rather than the low
we rise above the wilderness of the valley of ego
Leap Frog Realization Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Parenthetical places inside my heart
Leap frog realization start
Hollow out the rock
pour down the chime
Bud to bough breakthrough time
Katydid Poem & Drawing by Sharani
The Ladybug smiled at the Katydid
Katy did too hop on one foot
at the Grasshopper Ball last night
And she whirled past the Mayberry Pond
My, what a sight!
Pirouette Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Who knew that life itself could spring up on its toes
like a ballet dancer pirouetting
from illusion darkness into
God’s ever-beckoning love
Pride Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Pride pops up
everything else hides.
Disaster day dawn
bottled with fizz
for a demon drink dry.
Rainbow Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Far down the road
I hear there’s a rainbow
Far down the road
I hear there’s a plan.
When I travel the lifetimes
When I travel the lands
I need an inner peace walking stick
to give me a hand.
God's Magic Hat Poem & Drawing by Sharani
I wish peace could multiply
pulled out of God’s Magic Hat
Hatch and Fly Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Was I a seeker yearning yearning for God’s friendship here on Earth?
Did I even dare to fathom what my life was really worth?
Aspiration realm indeed unconscious then You gave it a new birth
Hear that peeping inside the shell?
My soul is crying to be free
You’re my only incubator trying to help me hatch and fly
I’m your ugly duckling swan chick with the will to try and try