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Meditation




Like many, I struggle with my meditation practice. The usual … my mind wanders, I am bored, I WANT SOMETHING from all this effort, I’m too busy and on and on. The common complaints of aspiring meditators! Another wrestle I have is that I never know whether to “let go” of unpleasant thoughts and feelings or to lean into them. A friend recently sent me this link to a guided meditation about dealing with unpleasant feelings. I find it very useful. It is found on an App from Plum village, the center of Thich Nhat Hahn and his teachings which I very much appreciate. I hope you will give a listen and perhaps reboot your own practice using the guidance from Plum Village teachers!


Click HERE to get the link to this meditation.


And here is a poem I wrote related to this;


I set a table

with white cloth,

purple napkins,

a small vase

of orange blossoms,

white plates,

white candles.

I make this table

to welcome

all the guests

inside of me;

the guests I prefer

and the ones I don’t.

The difficult sitting

with the easy.

The hidden alongside

the flashy.

The secret one

talking with the loudmouth.

I smile at the collection,

say grace,

offer tea and homemade cookies.

I sit back to watch

what happens.

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