By Jamie Burgess

I sit here tonight,

my heart full of


A certainty so deep within me,

I feel it aching in my bones.

This life

is a gift,

an opportunity-

to be Love


to be Divinity

in flesh,

to be a Prayer

with feet.

I breathe a gentle

“Thank you”

with each and every heartbeat.


for their unwavering devotion

in expressing my heart’s anthem,

its beautiful and steady song,

“I am. I am.”

Born of stardust

and moonlight,

containing oceans

and lightning,

I was created for this.




Jamie BurgessJamie Burgess is a wild, creative, adventurous heart. She is a mama, writer, doula, photographer, tree-hugger, stargazer, lover of books and music.  Her heart’s desire is to encourage and inspire others with her art and life. She is committed to living with courage, daily, and following her heart, always. You can connect with her on both Facebook and Instagram.



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Editor: Dana Gornall



The Tattooed Buddha

The Tattooed Buddha was founded by Buddhist author Ty Phillips and Dana Gornall. What started out as a showcase for Ty's writing, quickly turned into collaboration with creative writer, Dana Gornall and the home for sharing the voices of friends and colleagues in the writing community. The Tattooed Buddha strives to be a noncompetitive, open space for the author’s authentic voice. So while not necessarily Buddhist, we are offering a dialogue that is aware and awake to the reality of our present day to day, tackling issues of community, environment, and compassionate living.

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