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Photo Of Dark Clouds In A Peach Colored Sky / In Praise Of Air

In Praise of Air

In Praise of Air by John O'Donohue Let us bless the air, Benefactor of breath, Keeper of the fragile bridge We breathe across. Air waiting outside The womb, to funnel A first breath That lets us begin To be here,…

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Forest / Lost By David Wagoner

Lost

A comforting poem for those times when we feel disoriented, alone or in a panic, by the late Pacific Northwest poet David Wagoner. To experience it as a meditation you might settle into a comfortable shape, soften eyes, and listen…

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Green Grass / Softest Of Mornings

Softest of Mornings

Softest of Mornings By Mary Oliver Softest of mornings, hello. And what will you do today, I wonder, to my heart? And how much honey can the heart stand, I wonder, before it must break? This is trivial, or nothing:…

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Lake Between Trees And Mountains - Keeping Quiet

Keeping Quiet

Keeping Quiet By Pablo Neruda  Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for a second, and not move our…

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Green And Black Dandelion

In the Days of Growing Darkness

In the days of growing darkness the natural world continues to offer support to our wellbeing, along with our relationship to impermanence and transformation. As Mary Oliver encourages us to recognize in her poem below, winter is not simply the…

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Pink Lotus Flowers On Pond - Conqueror By Jenta

Conqueror by Jenta

I was introduced to Jenta's poem, Conqueror, by Pamela Weiss, in a course she taught based on her book, A Bigger Sky.) A Bigger Sky is an invitation to widen our lens of awareness to include the beautiful and influential…

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Morning Flowers Waking Up

Today, a Poem for Summer

Today Today I'm flying low and I'm not saying a word. I'm letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting…

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White Flower Bud In Close Up / Start Close In

Start Close In

I've been in a number of conversations these past several months focused on how to best meet climate crisis, thoughtfully. It’s not an easy question to answer. Often what does feel easier is to lean towards states of denial or…

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River Valley / For A New Beginning

For a New Beginning

For some January 1 marked the beginning of the new year, for others that recognition will come on the 25th, the lunar new year.  However you understand this beginning, may you listen to the places and spaces of your heart…

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