from Embryo to Enlightenment
Education, Education, Education, Education
Experience, Experience, Experience
My parents never discouraged me;
I always felt Encouraged to grow as much as I was able.
Early on, I was Encircled by Church ritual and rites,
doctrine, and dogma,
where many felt secure,
but remained Entrapped.
I benefitted immensely
from great Education,
St. Nicholas, Weber High, John Carroll University,
Kino Institute, and
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (MA)
learning that true Education
should lead us out
The Jesuits taught me
How to think,
not what to think.
A world of far-reaching Experiences
with my wonderful family
was gifted me.
I made Errors,
but learned that they are a part of life,
opportunities to learn
I found wisdom, not only in my intellect,
but also in my Emotions.
I Embraced all that Life brought me,
and was Enchanted by the wonder of it all,
I discovered the power of Love,
Enamored with life and
those life brought to me;
I found Eros within,
I was gifted with the health and Energy
to pursue my dreams.
I grew in Love
with a profound Empathy
for those in Hospice,
for the bereaved and their caregivers.
Through it all,
I was able to Express myself well
through my poetry,
on my blog,
in my books,
sharing all with friends and family.
I discovered that
life is an Enigma
and I must be willing
to live the Questions it poses.
I was Emboldened enough
the bushel that Institutional Church
had become for me,
I found Enlightenment,
being able to Expose to the light,
that which was deep and dark within.
I learned we are all
an Embodiment of the Divine,
I EnJOYed it all.
Other relevant E's:
Enneagram (A most useful tool on my journey)