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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

Zephyr

ZEPHYR

Listen carefully
Within you and within you
The universe breathes

Overwrought

OVERWROUGHT

Simply slowing down
Is far more important
Than we are generally
Encouraged to notice

Once having done so
Is it not then our duty
To try to pass it on?

Intuition Tuition

INTUITION TUITION

Still the mind chatter
Pay attention and listen
Silence speaks volumes

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/

Wayfaring

WAYFARING

Accumulate little
Give much
Speak little
Observe much

Aware

AWARE

Aware, aware has my flitty mind gone?
Aware, aware can he be?
With his years cut short and his dreams cut long
Aware, aware can he be?

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?

Obstacles

OBSTACLES

With quiet mind and open heart
A thirst for conflict has no place
There is no end of time or space
Flow round the obstacle instead

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