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Rocco Jarman

Whatever Comes

A powerfully disarming reflection on the wisdom of grace and equanimity, and the possibility of prayer, for those of us not inclined toward Religion—holding the door open to the possibility that our lives are happening for us, not to us.

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Rocco Jarman

Stance Is Everything

There is no greater treasure than to be loved truly for who you truly are. And to be thus loved for who you truly are, one of course has to have the courage to be vulnerable enough to let people see who you really are.

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Rocco Jarman

Stepping Through

The poems and encouragements in Stepping Through, a village of voices, meet the reader in the spirit of guidance and companionship along the journey of necessary threshing, about Love and Life and how we navigate our sense of belonging and purpose as our certainty and self-belief waxes and wanes through

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Rocco Jarman

Most Intimate

we imagine all along,
that our lives and our circumstances
conspire to undo us,
when in fact,
they conspire to help us in every way, to become.
“The secret of tension is transformation.”

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Rocco Jarman

The River

The Riveralways seems to follow The Way; when the land shifts, as it wills,whether by the slow and steady heaving,or whether by a sudden violence,while the countless ages trundle by,as the rains and seasonswax and wane by the long count,so the river will shift in its course.it keeps on –

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Rocco Jarman

Looking to the West

Sometimes we will not find what we are looking for because it is not there. If we can give up on it, we discover something similar, but altogether different, something surprising and humbling is instead, waiting loudly somewhere else.

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Rocco Jarman

The Promise of Dawn

sometimesa new dawn has already arrivedmodestly and unheraldedwhile we were still sleeping,while we were still warming our unmade beds,the uncovered gravesof who we were just yesterday. it arrivedquietly,even as the first motionsof birdsong were passed,to the undiscerning ears of the worldentrained to the bustle of traffic,kettles boiling,and the unwelcome stirringsof

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Rocco Jarman

Keeper of the Flame

The poems in Keeper of the Flame, bring the reader along a journey to the rare insights mysticism yields about the World, about Life and how we navigate our sense of meaning and existential survival; A work rich in deep archetypal metaphor, and devoid of airy and diaphanous flotsam which

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