The Unbroken


Rashani’s poem, “The Unbroken,” written in 1991, has been published in the following books:


Heartwounds: The Impact of Unresolved Trauma and Grief Upon Relationships by Tian Dayton (Health Communications, 1997)

Sacred Voices: Essential Women’s Wisdom Through the Ages by Mary Ford-Grabowsky (Harper San Francisco, 2002)

Silver Linings: The Power of Trauma to Transform Your Life by Melissa West (Fair Winds Press, 2003)

Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness by Estelle Frankel (Shambhala Publications, 2003)

Woman Prayers by Mary Ford-Grabowsky (Harper San Francisco, 2003)

Stations of Light by Mary Ford-Grabowsky (Doubleday, 2005)

Starchild: A Mother’s Journey Through Grief by Jennifer J. Martin (iUniverse Books, 2006)

Untrain Your Parrot by Elizabeth Hamilton (Shambhala Publications, 2007)

Det Knuste Hjertes Visdom  (The Wisdom of the Broken Heart) by Lars Muhl (Lemuel Books, 2007)

The Way of Mary: Following Her Footsteps Toward God by Mary Ford-Grabowsky (Paraclete Press, 2007)

The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice: Studies from Hollow Water, the Iona Community, and Plum Village by Jarem Sawatsky (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008)

The Power of a Broken-open Heart: Life-Affirming Wisdom from the Dying by Julie Interrante (Compassionate Arts Publishing, 2009)

Awakening Joy by James Baraz and Shoshona Alexander (Bantam Dell, 2010)

In Case of Spiritual Emergency: Moving Successfully Through Your Awakening by Catherine G. Lucas (Findhorn Press, 2011)

True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart by Tara Brach (Bantam, 2013)

Cosmonautica: Broken-Open Heartsongs by Niema Lightseed (CreateSpace, 2013)

Singing Beyond Sorrow: A Year of Grief, Gratitude and Grace by Carol Downing (Grateful Heart Press, 2015)

Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom by Colleen Saidman Yee (Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2015)

Unclouded by Longing: Meditations on Autism and Being Present in an Overwhelming World by Christopher Goodchild (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017)

Love Loss Light: Illuminating the Path Through Grief  by Karen Trench  (KT Publishing, LLC, April 2019)


"There is only love. All else, repeating stories exhausting themselves."      - Rashani