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Let’s Be Creatures of Paradox and Glory

Let’s Be Creatures of Paradox and Glory

This week I meditated deeply and felt a sacredness and a stillness at the heart of time. This week I drank wine and danced on tables, all wild and sweaty and full of incredible joy. I cried this week when my back hurt and my eyes wouldn’t work. I smiled, cuddled and...
An Exquisite Collection of Mindfulness Poetry

An Exquisite Collection of Mindfulness Poetry

When I teach my mindfulness retreats and courses I like to share poetry, quotes and passages about mindfulness. Mindfulness poetry like this conveys important messages for our lives and our meditation practice. People always ask me for these poems at the end of the...
The Guest House: A Poem

The Guest House: A Poem

This poem by Rumi would have to be one of the most frequently recited poems in mindfulness retreats and courses around the world. I love all of his poetry but this is definitely one of my personal favourites. It just gets to the heart of mindful living in the most...
If I Had My Life to Live over Again

If I Had My Life to Live over Again

When asked “How would you have lived your life differently if you had a chance?” Nadine Stair, an 85-year-old woman, from Louisville, Kentucky, provided these poetic words as her response… If I had my life to live over again,I’d dare to make more...
12 Exquisite Mindfulness Quotes

12 Exquisite Mindfulness Quotes

Check out these wonderful mindfulness quotes. These are some of my favourites. Enjoy! and please also share your favourites with us in the comments section below. “Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is...
Forget the Past: A Poem

Forget the Past: A Poem

Forget the past. It’s just a dream you keep alive by dreaming A balloon that wants to hit the ground and burst But which you keep afloat by thinking. The past is only a tail You keep dragging behind you Collecting dust and dirt Until it’s so heavy with...