Trusting Prana by Danna Faulds

Trusting Prana by Danna Faulds

This poem is a beautiful invitation to receive all the sensations in our body with a loving awareness and trust in our true nature.

Breaking surface by Mark Nepo

Breaking surface by Mark Nepo

In this inspiring poem, the poet and teacher Mark Nepo reminds us what it means to remain true to ourselves on our life journey.

Ten thousand flowers in Spring by Wu-Men

Ten thousand flowers in Spring by Wu-Men

In this simple and powerful poem, the Chinese poet Wu-Men reminds us that we can find peace when we are truly present to the constant flow of change in our life.

In Blackwater Woods by Mary Oliver

In Blackwater Woods by Mary Oliver

In this powerful evocation, the poet Mary Oliver reminds us of the inevitability of loss and the need to learn to let go of what we love.

Assurance by William Stafford

Assurance by William Stafford

This poem is an invitation to rest in open awareness, and let the sounds of nature fill our consciousness.

The felt sense prayer (anonymous)

The felt sense prayer (anonymous)

This moving poem reminds us that pain is the body’s messenger telling us that we need to pay attention and take care of ourselves the best we can. Our mindfulness practice teaches us to bring a kind and mindful attention to the pain and to our resistance to it. By doing this, we create a tender space of loving presence that can hold the pain and our resistance with compassion.

When the animals come to us by Gary Lawless

When the animals come to us by Gary Lawless

The Warrior poet Gary Lawless asks poignant questions about the ability of the human race to take care of the natural world. The more we can connect with our own bodies and aliveness, the more our sensitivity and care widen out, so we will be able to sense the needs of our larger body, the Earth.

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

This moving poem is a reminder of the refuge that we can find in nature, especially in times like today, when life is so unpredictable and uncertain. 

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