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Call Pain’s Bluff

What if I call pain’s bluff? What if I look it in the eye and say I am not afraid of you?   Do what you will. You are only pain. You cannot harm me, nor kill me.   For I am not this body with its pinches, burns and aches; the emotions with their […]

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Freedom Disguised

Any challenge is really increased freedom dressed in a Halloween costume.   Sure it has the witch’s warts bat’s fangs and ghoul’s claws.   But really, under the wig and cape we find His Love coaxing, encouraging, pressing us on, pleading for us to surrender to give up the darkness of life’s graveyard, to release the […]

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Walk on the Wildflower Side

In this tavern we drink honeysuckle nectar. We stumble next door to the brothel where immaculate sex leaves us breathless. Spent, we feast on a buffet of wispy clouds, sunrays and moonbeams. We mainline True Ecstasy, leave all possessions behind and hitchhike across the Universe. We dive from sheer cliffs into the Ocean of Love […]

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The Call

It calls as though from a great distance light years and galaxies away. It whispers, quiet as the rustle of a raven wing, “Come.”   And when I listen yet more closely It explains how. Between thoughts arrives the map and a compass needle pointing Home.   “Follow the beating pulse of your joy the arc […]

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Love Lifts Me

The birds’ favorite songs You do not hear,   For their most flamboyant music takes place when their wings are stretched above the trees   And they are smoking the opium of pure freedom.   It is healthy for the prisoner to have faith   That one day he will again move about wherever he […]

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And For No Reason

Please enjoy this poem by the 14th-century mystic, Hafiz. And For No Reason And for no reason I start skipping like a child.   And for no reason I turn into a leaf that is carried so high I kiss the Sun’s mouth and dissolve.   And for no reason a thousand birds choose my […]

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We Fall So We Can Rise

On a cloudy autumn day I pedal my bike along a ridge to a hilltop strewn with piñon trees, distant mountains visible in every direction. Elation brims over within me. I turn my bike downhill on a crazy-fun romp. I bank turns, skirt around trees and grind though gravel patches. A broad smile stretches across […]

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I Am the Ocean

Experiences are the squalls on the great ocean that I am. Image: Kauai

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Na Pali, Kauai

I Will Always Want You

I will always want you The Beloved says to me. I think back to my mother who didn’t When I was born The lovers who did But then left or I left them The employers who did But paid little and pushed hard And then disappeared The friends who I no longer see The wine […]

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The Waterfall: Finding a Power Within

This is The Inner Adventure’s first fictional publication, a short story by one of my writing class participants. It is an adventurous journey into love’s great flow. The Waterfall: Finding a Power Within a short story by Theresa Dunford The day he told me he loved me was also the day I learned he was […]

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