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Banishing Pandemonium

BANISHING PANDEMONIUM

She ordered her various selves
To quieten down, line up and let
Each one take its turn at the mic
While the others listened politely

A Winning Hand

A WINNING HAND

Patience trumps annoyance
Mindfulness trumps irritation
Non-attachment trumps ego

Doppelgänger II

DOPPELGÄNGER II

Sun on calm water
Not, as seems, a second sun
Merely a mirage

Free

FREE

Seeing attachments
To simply see attachments
Without attachment

A Word To The Wise II

A WORD TO THE WISE II

Worry, worry, worry
Kills you in a hurry

So let things be
And you will see
More days

And those days
Will also sweeter be

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See https://mindfulbalance.org/2018/01/19/create-a-space/

Enough Already

ENOUGH ALREADY

Walk in mindfulness
Don’t give away your power
Just be who you are

Paradox

PARADOX

Listen … singing souls
Effortless harmonising
Eternal silence

To A Friend

TO A FRIEND

Only this morning
I read something about gratitude.
It seems as if consciously looking
for things to be grateful for
in our present moment

may be a kind of pass key
if not a magic key
that can unlock us
and free us
from negative emotions

replacing them with acceptance
peace, calm, even happiness
or a reawakened joy in being.
O, to be able to remember this
especially when I need it most!

Reading your words here
and reflecting on them
it occurred to me
that sensitivity/insensitivity
is intimately linked to mindfulness.

Much insensitivity arises
not from deliberate malice
but simply from an unexamined habit
of not leaving quiet spaces
within the mind

to observe the surroundings
both external and internal.
You yourself appear to me
to frequently live within
just that sort of space.

Is there not in fact a reciprocity
whereby any given group
even a very small one
influences its members and is in turn
influenced by its co-creators?

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