August 26, 2014

Resurrection. ~ Ben Ralston {Poem}

Maya Angelou quote normal amazing

She is alive

Right here inside

Next to the

Garbage that I didn’t throw out yet

And the uncut grass in the garden


Alongside last year’s tax receipts

And all of the

Broken relationships,

Forgotten friendships,

Neglected plants that withered and died

Long ago,

And my guilt for them.

My guilt.


Who knew?!

She lives

Right here

Alongside the homeless addict

Who plagues me daily to numb

And avoid my pain

Begging for some spare change

“Can you spare some change mate?”

As if that’s all he deserves.




My love doesn’t mind!

She doesn’t judge all those

Problems the way I d(id).


She simply opens Her arms

and waits

For me to fall into them

So patiently.


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Ben Ralston

Ben Ralston has been practising personal development—necessity being the Mother of invention—since he was about six years old. He’s been teaching and sharing what he’s learnt along the way for a couple of decades. His main thing is Heart of Tribe retreats—whose very purpose is to help you fall back in love with life, no less. Leading these retreats alongside his woman Kara-Leah Grant—also an elephant journal writer (that’s how they met!)—they combine a deep well of lineage-based yoga teaching experience, with expertise in healing trauma and various other methods of personal development. Ben also works with clients one-on-one via Skype, writes, makes videos from time to time, and is passionate about parenting.
He lives in an intentional, tribal community in the hills of Croatia, where you might find him gardening barefoot and talking to the rocks. Connect with Ben on Facebook or YouTube or check out his website for more info.