top of page
  • evansph2

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.

24 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

My friend, Phyllis Bertke, wrote this reflection after reading last week's post about being in nature. With her permission I share it here and thank you Phyllis! I want to tell you that, after many y

A friend of mine told me that she has an intention to be outdoors for at least 23 minutes every day in 2023. What a lovely aspiration! It is way too easy for me to hole up inside where it is warm –

bottom of page