When I find myself overwhelmed by the grandeur of the universe

When I feel insignificant to the sheer vastness,

I turn my focus from size and relation

to the forces that move it.

What drives the stormy centuries across Jupiter,

create the swirling clouds in my coffee.

What holds the Moon orbiting the Earth, the Earth around the Sun

pours the coffee to my cup,

bears me walk across the earth,

pulls a leaf to the ground.

The same procession of time that turns solid mountain slowly to sand,

so to, lets me stare into my daughter’s eyes.

When you keep your awareness on the connections

existence has to itself, and to you,

you will find your life surrounded

profound beauty and subliminal wonder.