Integrity: The Truth of the Way Opening Day

April 25, 2023

Integrity: The Truth of the Way Opening Day

By Amba Gale

This young in heart, gentle man
is gifted by his daughter
with a birthday gift:
one miraculous ticket to the miraculous opening game
of the opening day
of the baseball season.

What a gift, and what a conundrum!
What a time for one moment in time,
to come to grips with what has integrity.

He has an important prior engagement
and people to whom he has given his promise.

Either way, he is causing a breach–
A breach of heart or
A breach of word.

What does he do?

He chooses.

He apologizes for the breach of word,
making whole the community heart.
He follows his love for his daughter,
making whole
their father/daughter heart.

The big freedom opened
When I told him
he doesn’t need forgiveness.
He has already been forgiven.

And years from now
when he looks back
on that day,
he will smile with the inner, certain, knowing that he followed
the truth of the way.
And all the goodness of that day
is still with him,
as his life bursts free
into Love.

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Let go and love the way the world turns. Be with it. Allow it. Notice it. Even, embrace it. When you rail against it, you become part of the same energy that stopped the flow at the beginning. Be the holder of it. Know that it, too, has a destination to, finally, merge as one with all. Listen deeply to your heart inside and those things you know are anciently true. Trust in your essential wisdom to lead the way. The world is in flux. You will find your way. “All things must pass.” Let them go. May I be…

September 12, 2023


Dancing in the water, the bright orange sun winks at me through the branches of the pine. The ceiling falling is nothing, being present to such beauty.

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