‘settle in the here and now’ ~ Poem on stillness

So often, we need a little break. A break from work, our relationship, our family ~ just from life. Many of us are unable (or do not want to) just pack up and leave our lives, yet we do need moments of retreat, release and rejuvenation.

See if right now, you can sit quietly. Allow your body to settle, release the tension that wants to let go. Take few breaths to bring more awareness to the here and now. Become present with this moment, and the next.

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settle in the here and now
settle
in the here and now
reach down into the center
where the world is not spinning
and drink in this holy peace
feel relief flood into every cell
nothing to do
nothing to be
but what you are already
nothing to receive
but what flows effortlessly from the mystery into form.
nothing to run from
or run toward
just this breath
awareness knowing itself as embodiment
just this breath
awareness waking up to truth

Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold:
the holding of plans or dreams or expectations – Let it all go. Save your strength to swim with the tide.
The choice to fight what is here before you now will
only result in struggle, fear, and desperate attempts
to flee from the very energy you long for. Let go.
Let it all go and flow with the grace that washes
through your days whether you received it gently
or with all your quills raised to defend against invaders.
Take this on faith; the mind may never find the
explanations that it seeks, but you will move forward
nonetheless. Let go, and the wave’s crest will carry
you to unknown shores, beyond your wildest dreams
or destinations. Let it all go and find the place of
rest and peace, and certain transformation.

– Poems by Danna Faulds

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