Conscious Breathing

Inhale – chest rises – exhale – chest falls – summon new, expel old; repeat. (Haiku written for Ronovan Writes Haiku challenge:  rise/fall)

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Mindfulness

Even as we harvest the fruits of our endeavors, as the leaves of summer give over to golden dreams and light reaches through gathering clouds, illuminating, celebrating; we must not forget that we are a part of this living miracle, that our lives, in harmony with Nature, deserve reverence.

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Muskoka Meditation

Thick morning mist hovering… the call of a loon alluring… scent of cedar and pine refreshing… I breathe in, exhale releasing… early morning rays warming… curtain of fog receding… ripples of water lapping… I breathe in, exhale, releasing…  

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Walking Meditation

Under the umbrella of green-leafed branches, I pray for insight, for healing With the river to guide me, I walk, mindful of nature, listening, heart open As I breathe, I acknowledge limitlessness of sky, life-sustaining forces of earth, sacred steps I sacrifice this separateness to honour the whole, make room for spirit, numinous connection.

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Day 266 “Return To The One”

Lethargic limbs immobilize while swarms of thoughts like predatory insects buzz about threatening to invade crevices of the mind. Imaginary nets fail to repel escape eludes breathe breathe visualize peace dissolve chaos surrender to source return to the one.

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What I’ve Learned From Trees

Meditating on the majestic beauty of the trees outside my window, I come to recognize something about myself. I cannot help but think that even though they are symbols of quiet strength, trees are not without their own vulnerabilities. Acts of Nature, or even human folly can bring them down, and so they, like me, […]

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As a Tree

Confined for hours at a time to my bed, I cheer myself by contemplating the trees outside my windows. There is something in their stoic beauty that both calms and inspires me. Be as the tree a former meditation instructor taught me. If I were a tree my roots would run deep into the earth […]

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Bathroom Inspirations

“Meditation will open whole new worlds for you,”  the psychic proclaimed. “I know nothing about it.  How do I start?”  I was really just being polite.  Dragged to this session unwittingly – I thought we were going to be playing euchre – I didn’t want to burst my friends’ bubbles by telling them how skeptical […]

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Meditating

“There are several steps to this meditation,” Dora Kunz began, “and with each one, if you hit an obstacle, just set it aside.” I had come, as had those around me, to learn more from this enlightened soul.  Having experienced the sense of renewal that meditation could bring, I was excited to be learning from […]

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An Enlightened Life

“What would you like to learn about?” “Tell us about your life,”  one woman called out. “Well, yes, that,”  the tiny woman responded, “but there’s nothing to learn there.  What do you want to learn?” After several protests, our teacher promised that she would fill us in on her ninety plus years at the end […]

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