Be intentional

August 8, 2009

Life’s like a puzzle
You need a picture to see
What it could look like
Visualize what you want
Center on internal peace
Who can address the issues
Be intentional
Old ways do not work
You know where they will lead you
Consider new ways
Slow down you have time
To consider the options
Your life is at stake
written July 28, 2009

voice of the children

August 6, 2009


Is anyone listening

To the voice of the children

They are broken tossed about

Searching for real hope


As a child I was confused

My parents I dearly loved

Failed at loving each other

Four children were lost


The child had no words

No one knew how to listen

The unconscious self arose

And helped me survive


The skills that I learned

And the love I did receive

Helped me find my way


There is wisdom in a child

They will respond to loving

When it’s real and authentic

My child remembers


Never under estimate

The wisdom that was given

Every child is amazing

Unique and beloved


I will fire that spark

Look deeply into the eyes

Ignite with a smile


I’ll learn to receive

When I look at a person

I will see the child


As a child I was drowning

The deep waters covered me

The neighbors rescued my life

I was their delight


A spacious place was given

They reached down and embraced me

And cared for me as their own

I remember well 

written August 6, 2009

Extravagant love

August 5, 2009

The voices that I hear
Are the ones who are not speaking
Their silence is screaming out
I do know their pain
Suffering is the teacher
It is one I did not choose
Desperation silenced me
I now have language
All along the way
People have arisen here
I did not know I needed
Their voices touched me
Their presence ignited me
A fire lit up my soul
Friendship sets me free
To listen to the heartbreak
And wait in silence
Compassion invites me in
Only my tears tell my heart
It is the language of tears
It is my deepest desire
To make real what is the truth
Extravagant love
© Terry S. Smith
written August 1, 2009
Words thoughtfully spoken
Will bring refreshment and life
To those who are listening
A mystical love
The truth will come near
When honest thinking is there
Love will always win
written November 1, 2008
A quote shared at the Heartbeat Retreat 2009
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, and musician (1875-1965)