To me, this beautiful poem illustrates how we can step out of our limbic reactivity and re-connect with what matters most in life, with our heart’s compass.
This beautiful poem written during the Vietnam war is a powerful invitation to practice compassion in the face of unspeakable suffering.
This poem is an invitation for renewal and new beginning, for bringing a fresh and curious interest to our life as it is, learning to welcome and make room for all our experiences.
I go among trees and sit still All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water My tasks lie in their places Where I left them, asleep like cattle…. Then what I am afraid of comes. I live for a while in its sight What I fear in it leaves it And the fear...
In this touching and tender poem, Alfred LaMotte reminds us that awakening begins with bringing loving presence to our heart and body.
In this poignant poem, Mary Olive describes letting go as the task of living.
This poem speaks about one of the fruits of mindfulness practice: the grace and quiet joy that can come with radical acceptance. And of how this is often a gradual shift, almost unnoticed until reading back a journal from a few years ago, or speaking with a friend you’ve lost touch with for a while. And suddenly you notice: I’m not so hard on myself as I used to be, or: there is more spaciousness in my day to day life even though I still do all these things that are important to me, or: I move through my life with more joy in my heart.
This poem is an invitation to open without resistance to the changing flow of our experience, so we can come into presence and discover our true home.
The essence of walking meditation is captured in this powerful poem by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
This poem is a beautiful invitation to notice and take in fully the joy of being alive in each moment.