POETRY


Poetry is a powerful tool, shared throughout many mindfulness courses as a way to illustrate the power of what it means to be present for our lives.  The University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness has done a wonderful job displaying many of the poems read during the MBSR and the MSC courses on their website.  With gratitude to them for their effort, we humbly point you to their collection.

And, from time to time, we’ll post one of our favorites:

 

Clearing

by Martha Postlewaite

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
patiently,
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worthy of rescue.