The Orange At lunchtime I bought a huge orangeThe size of it made us all laugh.I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave They got quarters and I had a half. And that orange, it made me so happy,As ordinary things often doJust lately. The shopping. A walk in the park.This is peace […]
And then it began. Not in a super excited heart-pounding-out-of-chest way, but in a calm knowing sort of way. With nothing to prove, and everything to live for. In the palm of my hand: treasure. Held lightly. A gentle breeze could blow it away. Even the most sacred, precious, adored things, and people are free. […]
Embrace all that you are —
a perfect mixture of magic and mud.
When fear is ablaze like wildfire; thoughts beckon you “avoid the heat” Step back Lean out Biased opinions soothe temporarily yet defy intuition Place your hand on open heart Breathe — light, slow and deep The truth is engulfed And I vow to dance forever with the flames I won’t set myself alight so you […]
Find stillness amongst your distractions and you’ll see her. Ebbing at your busy feet. Get swept away, into this one magic moment. She will dance with you this busy day.
Selected mindfulness based poems from Mary Oliver