In all the busy-ness that is this world, when do you allow yourself to stop spinning? This moment is your life, certainly, but how to feel as though you are truly alive, breathing in the life energy that makes the breath possible?
Let these poems remind you to pause, connect, and immerse yourself in the miracle of being here.
You don’t need to add more to your plate in order to feel more fully involved with life, to feel uplifted or inspired. You may simply need to reconnect with the moment that you’re currently breathing in.
5 Poems, Just to Remind You That This Moment Is Your Life
What are these inhibitions?
Who put this wall here while I wasn’t looking?
Why is it that, sober,
I can barely find the words to say
What’s just beyond my heart’s reach,
But drunk on life,
I am a river of creativity?
I watched six candles
All at once, a
Symphony of light.
There I watched and sat,
Thinking how I might
Glow like that.
— Channeling light
“Be kind to yourself and enjoy life more deeply.” — Mary Davis
When you can see through
Your own reflection,
You have traveled far.
When you see yourself
Reflected in the trees and stars,
You have traveled deep.
When your reflection gleams from
The face of an other,
You have glimpsed the heart.
May these glimmers of memory
Stay with you while you sleep, and
Wake you to the wisdom that
Every soul keeps.
— Glimpsing the heart
I treat this moment as though it is my life, and thus it contains every possibility I need to thrive.
Me and this morning,
The waking sun,
The sleeping world—
I begin to wonder
How I ever believed that this was not
Just the earth and all its glory
And the sun shining on me.
I am content here,
Soaking up the warm earthy energy.
There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
— This is enough
If I adjust my vision
And look much closer,
The invisible starts to dance—
Every particle looks like
Its own galaxy.
I imagine all the suns
We’re not seeing, and suddenly
My whole life is shimmering like
Constellations recorded in the wind.
Secrets are held in my glance.
— Hidden, here
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Which of these poems did you need today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!
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