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Mindful Poetry | Free-Your Mind

Who Turns by Karen Maezen Miller

Who turns this into that? Sound into noise? Aroma into odor? Taste into pleasure or disgust? Who turns yes into no? Grace into unkindness? Who turns the present into the past? Who turns the now into the not-now? As-it-is into as-it-should-be? Silence into boredom? Stillness into restlessness? The ordinary into the menial? Who turns pain […]

Important By Helen M. Luke

We hurry through the so-called boring things in order to attend to that which we deem more important, interesting. Perhaps the final freedom will be a recognition that everything in every moment is “essential” and that nothing at all is “important.   By Helen M. Luke   If you have any questions or comments, we […]

Untitled By RD Laing

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.   By: RD Laing   If you have any questions or comments, we […]

I’ll Meet You There by Rumi

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense.   By: Rumi   If you have any questions or comments, […]

Admit Something By Hafiz

Everyone you see, you say to them, Love me. Of course you do not do this out loud; Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still though, think about this, This great pull in us To connect. Why not become the one Who lives with a full moon in each eye That is always saying, With […]

If I Had My Life to Live Over By Nadine Stair (age 85)

I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would take more trips. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream […]

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they […]

Embracing Formal Practice: Tasting Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Have you ever had the experience of stopping so completely? of being in your body so completely, of being in your life so completely that you knew and what you didn’t know that what had been and what was yet to come, and the way things are right now no longer held even the slightest […]

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