Tag: presence

Mindful Writing

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This will be the third year that I am joining Satya and Kaspa in their focused mindful writing. This writing consists of two things: Notice what is around you. Write it down in. Easy! Well, that's not quite true. It can be difficult to properly notice what is happening. But being present to here and now is worth the effort. What would it take for you to let go of your worries or anticipations and live in the moment for, well, a moment? Rediscover what is, by being here. Often, these small stones or small thoughts are expressed in Haiku or a short simple sentence. But as we know, these seemingly simple thoughts often challenge us to go deeper. For example, from Basho: Old pond — frogs jumped in — sound of water. Being present to where I am right now, I might notice this: Matriarchal f

Haiku Moment Wednesday

A River of Stones, aros, Haiku, Poetry, smallstone, smallstones, Spirituality, wowh
A haiku moment is a point in time where you "honor, hold, and fully experience a fleeting moment that takes you out of yourself, a moment that hints at the deeper unity that lies beneath the surface of things."(1) What is your haiku moment today?   purring cat climbs into my lap vibrations of love     (1) Margaret D. McGee, Haiku-the sacred art:  A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines, (Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths, 2009)

silence

A River of Stones, aros, Poetry, Post-a-Day, Spirituality
when i am present, i hear the silence of the humm of the dryer, the laughter of children, the snoring of the cat.  all the small, silent sounds of life. when i am present. Another Small Stone NaSmaStoMo is done.  (National Small Stone Month).  This is the final installment!  Next, onto a daily haiku challenge with my friend at http://pendownmythought.blogspot.com/p/haiku-challenge.html