Another beautiful reason to take your meditation practice outdoors. Poetry writing! Have YOU been inspired by nature? And what a great way to add to your personal exploration of Mother Nature and your relationship with her. As always, Happy Meditating – and maybe even poetry writing!
- Budding red maple
- Framed by the silent gray sky
- Welcome the spring snow
Haikus are quickly becoming an integral part of my sit spot practice. I have found this process of putting my experience into the short, concise form of a Haiku beneficial to expanding my awareness to what is happening around me.
I usually sit at my spot for 20 minutes. This is about how long it takes for my racing mind to begin to quiet down and the non-human beings to relax towards my presence. Near the end of my sitting, I turn to my journal and begin to jot down a few words. This free form writing process often results in a jumbled mess of random observation and feelings. Then, as I look at my page, I begin to pull out some themes and arrange the words into phrases. Some of it makes sense, some…
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