Mindful Musings Blog

Poems of Presence – Feb 2021

As we live and breathe, together and apart. these poetic words help us awaken to all our life moments in mind, body and heart.

Misty (Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

And sometimes when I move
at the edge of a greatness--
a lake or a sea or a mountainside--

my insignificance thrills me
and the largest of my sadnesses
dwindles smaller than the space

between grains of sand
and in that moment,
knowing my place,

comes a love so enormous
I can love anyone, anyone,
even myself.


Do You Remember Your Song
(Alan Cohen)

“…A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it. Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused…” Full Story Here

 
The Patience of Ordinary Things (Pat Schneider)
 
It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they’re supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?
 
Breathing Poem (Thich Nhat Hanh)
“If you use this poem during sitting or walking meditation, it can be very nourishing and healing. Practice each line for as long as you wish.” ~ TNH
 
In, out.
Deep, slow.
Calm, ease.
Smile, release.
Present moment, 
Wonderful moment.

As we live and breathe, together and apart. these poetic words help us awaken to all our life moments in mind, body and heart.

Misty (Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

And sometimes when I move
at the edge of a greatness--
a lake or a sea or a mountainside--

my insignificance thrills me
and the largest of my sadnesses
dwindles smaller than the space

between grains of sand
and in that moment,
knowing my place,

comes a love so enormous
I can love anyone, anyone,
even myself.


Do You Remember Your Song
(Alan Cohen)

“…A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it. Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused…” Full Story Here

 
The Patience of Ordinary Things (Pat Schneider)
 
It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they’re supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?
 
Breathing Poem (Thich Nhat Hanh)
“If you use this poem during sitting or walking meditation, it can be very nourishing and healing. Practice each line for as long as you wish.” ~ TNH
 
In, out.
Deep, slow.
Calm, ease.
Smile, release.
Present moment, 
Wonderful moment.

As we live and breathe, together and apart. these poetic words help us awaken to all our life moments in mind, body and heart.

Misty (Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

And sometimes when I move
at the edge of a greatness--
a lake or a sea or a mountainside--

my insignificance thrills me
and the largest of my sadnesses
dwindles smaller than the space

between grains of sand
and in that moment,
knowing my place,

comes a love so enormous
I can love anyone, anyone,
even myself.


Do You Remember Your Song
(Alan Cohen)

“…A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it. Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused…” Full Story Here

 
The Patience of Ordinary Things (Pat Schneider)
 
It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they’re supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?
 
Breathing Poem (Thich Nhat Hanh)
“If you use this poem during sitting or walking meditation, it can be very nourishing and healing. Practice each line for as long as you wish.” ~ TNH
 
In, out.
Deep, slow.
Calm, ease.
Smile, release.
Present moment, 
Wonderful moment.
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