A Year Ago

April 7, 2013 § 23 Comments

In Zen we do not look back- or forward.  There’s just this moment, here and now.

But today, I consciously step out of that way.

Exactly one year ago yesterday, I posted here for the first time.  No idea what would come of this.  Doubted whether anyone would ever actually read what I wrote.  Wondered if I would stick with it.

Unsure, doubtful, hesitant.

A year later.  Still moments of doubt, still times when I drift away.  But of this I am sure- the writing I have done here, and the connections that have arisen for me here, have enriched my life beyond measure.

I am in this work.  I can feel myself in the passages.  I feel also the presence of those who’ve come here.  We have opened ourselves to each other.  A vibrant and shared intimacy tumbles through these pages.

I should not feel pride, I know.  But I do.  A year ago, I took a step, hesitant and unsure.  And then I plunged.  Good for me.

I feel also a nearly overwhelming sense of gratitude- for the work, for the exquisite souls with whom I’ve stood here, for life itself.

And so in this moment, right here, right now, I feel the peace of the journey.

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§ 23 Responses to A Year Ago

  • I missed this one my friend, Congratulations, a bit late and I do relate to all this. 🙂

  • I often feel similar about my blog. It’s nice to be able to look back through something, and see yourself–really see yourself. It certainly feels good. Congratulations on your blog anniversary–here’s a toast to you.

  • Anne Dickson says:

    Tom, I really like this post. I only found your blog and started following last July. I love that you are so appreciative of the people who follow and comment on your blog. So glad of the connection. You are a beautiful soul with a beautiful gift that you share so willingly with others. May your spirit always soar, may you find the beautiful light that I see through your writing. May you continue to write and enrich others’ lives. Thank you. Blessings love light and peace to you. Happy Anniversary.



  • Hello Tom,
    I am back from vacation and still catching up on my emails and was so happy to come across the notification of your newest post today. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! I feel so lucky to have found your beautifully written pieces here in Cyberspace and look forward to those still to be written.
    Here’s to the next step in your journey…

  • Jude says:

    Love being part of your journey Thomas. 🙂

  • Cassie says:

    Still enjoying our journeys. 🙂

  • Julianna says:

    Tom – just think of all the beauty you have sewn. You are a gift – thank you for sharing yourself with us. Hugs – j.

  • Congratulations and happy anniversary, Tom. Thank you for sharing your heart with us!

  • DIRNDL SKIRT says:

    I love that you are taking the time to acknowledge yourself and what you have created, and are allowing that warm glow to flow within. We all share in the positive energy. Alternating current 🙂

  • Robyn Lee says:

    Such lovely lovely sentiment expressed here Tom, and congratulations. So happy to know you, and honored to follow your work always.
    And, in this moment, right here, right now ~ I thank you.
    Much Love to you ~ RL

  • chrisbkm says:

    Amen Tom. Your journey is a pleasure to follow. Wishing you all the best for this next year (moment) of only here, only now.


  • dadirri7 says:

    happy anniversary Tom, a year slips by so quickly from this view, your words have enriched us all over and over again, may they bless us on our journey for the next year too … thank you again and again dear heart 🙂

  • Bethany Lee says:

    happy anniversary Thomas, and I’m glad you stepped back in time a bit to let us know this. I expect I have been here through most of it, though not all of it, but one thing I know–your writing has always been a gift. To me, to anyone listening. To this day! 🙂

  • jennlaurent (LiveThroughTheHeart) says:

    I am very happy you took that plunge and I have had the honor of connecting with you. Happy Anniversary!!!

  • smithdavid says:

    i’m really happy you got started tom. keep at it, i always enjoy your posts. dave

  • brendamarroy says:

    I rejoice with you in your decision to take the plunge. You have graced my life over and over with your words of wisdom and your truth as you are living it. Thank you for being willing to share your life. 🙂

  • Gigi wanders says:

    Good for you, Tom!

  • maria says:

    As a fellow writer in this kind of medium, the emotions that pour out from our hearts, our souls, is as healing to us as I know it is to the reader.

    Words are powerful tools that reach deep within ourselves. It is a music that knows no boundaries.

    Thank you Thomas for allowing the prompting to take root and flourish.


  • potterfan97 says:

    Tom, this was wonderful 🙂 It’s a honor to be standing here with you. Happy Anniversary!

  • I believe you speak for so many of us starting out on this path. I’m glad you took that plunge Tom. Good for you indeed and so very good for the world. Thank you for bringing out into the beautiful light what so often lurks dimly inside us. I wish you peace as you write and may the journey enrich you beyond all you could ever dream or imagine. Sharon

  • So happy for you, Tom!

  • mimijk says:

    A truly happy anniversary for you – and an even happier one for your readers.

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