Transformation

No birds todaysnow obliterating view –a portent? I meditateconjure imagesof brighter days Mindfulnessreturns meto moment Find beauty in what is –transformation (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own)

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Or Not..

Mindlessly, veer off route – inadvertently parked. No backing up, passage ahead restrictive – perseverance called for. Overcome, I will, plead ignorance – pay attention next time.

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In Search of Peace

Path to peace is circuitous – having been modeled unrest, schooled in denial… Expectation envisions a grassy peninsula – gently rolling greens and tranquil blue waters – predictability that lulls I am accustomed to together – the perpetual state of empathic measuring – one’s values aligned to another’s emotional indicator Looking outward, I contemplate; force-feed […]

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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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The Instrument

This tingling I feel – my own – your body, feather light and smooth, is inert, rolls passively in my palm, invites intimacy – softness of bristles, a reminder, of the need for mindfulness I inhale your woodsy scent, a hint of last night’s liquid spreading – poised between my index and middle fingers, you […]

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Clearing Corners

No more out-on-the-town bustles – the late afternoon light fading in my corner – focus now turned to higher issues; try to keep company with mindfulness – a worthy educator, facilitating release – but my inventory is too spun. Achieving a semblance of completion, something to reflect my life’s toil, would be welcome, yet I […]

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Day 262 Life Tests/ Lessons

6:30 am.  Thor’s alarm goes off.  Was I asleep?  It is still dark outside and like every other morning, I have nowhere to go, so I roll over, but my mind has already engaged, or rather re-engaged, stuck on the same LP track (a function of this disease) that has been running through my mind […]

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Mindfulness

“Can you consistently eat when you eat, and sleep when you sleep?” asks Derek Lin in “The Tao of Joy Every Day”. Therapeutic Touch is a practice which teaches how to stay fully present and centered in the moment.  Practitioners learn how to set aside all distractions so that they can focus completely on the […]

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