Poems from a few weeks ago

Sorry about forgetting to post these, I read these out in class a couple weeks ago and Greg reminded me to post them! So here they are, as we have heard that many people who attended that class liked the poetry I think we will be doing more poetry nights in the future. So feel free to bring any poetry that you find you connect with to class and during discussion you can definitely read them out!

Poetry:

1.     

BREATH OF LIFE
By Danna Faulds

I breathe in All That Is-
Awareness expanding
to take everything in,
as if my heart beats
the world into being.
From the unnamed vastness beneath the mind,
I breathe my way into wholeness and healing.
Inhalation. Exhalation.
Each Breath a “yes,”
and a letting go, a journey, and a coming home.

2.   

BIRTHRIGHT
By Danna Faulds

Despite illness of body or mind, in spite of blinding despair or habitual belief, who you are is whole.

Let nothing keep you separate from the truth. The soul, illumined from within, longs to be known for what it is.

Undying, untouched by fire or the storms of life, there is a place inside where stillness and abiding peace reside. You can ride the breath to go there.

Despite doubt or hopeless turns of mind, you are not broken. Spirit surrounds, embraces, fills you from the inside out. Release everything that isn’t your true nature. What’s left, the fullness, light and shadow, claim all that as your birthright.

3.    

MEDITATION: CALMING THE MIND (Excerpt)
By Bob Sharples

Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship to yourself. In this way there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people’s lives in a knot. Instead there is now meditation as an act of love. How endlessly delightful and encouraging.

 

I especially love that last one,

Daniel Kharlas

         

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