poems to meditate with
Both poetry and mindfulness have the ability to take us off autopilot. They can short circuit our thinking and bring us into deep contact with our experience of the present moment.
These meditations can be used when sitting or walking. Bring your mind home to your body and allow it to rest there, in your living presence.
begin afresh, afresh, afresh
'The trees are coming into leaf / like something almost being said...' - relax in this outdoor Spring morning recording (complete with birdsong) and practice being open to the ever-changing life in and around us.
be your own illumination
Rest in open awareness and be a light unto yourself with 'Trusting Prana' by Donna Faulds.
In the great silence of this moment...
This is an excerpt from 'Deep is the Hunger' by Howard Thurman.
Allow yourself to unclip the past and the future, and alertly rest your whole being in this moment.
come into the presence of still water...
Get yourself settled and enjoy this short poetry dive into 'The Peace of Wild Things' by Wendell Berry.