The Mindfulness of Poetry

This is an excerpt from a poem by Emily Dickinson:   “There is a solitude of space A solitude of sea A solitude of death, but these Society shall be”   Reading poetry helps me relax. Some poetry helps me to focus on things that matter to me. Poetry matters to me because for me…

Mindful Excerpts from Great Poems

As we start the celebration of National Poetry Month, I go back to read my favorite poems. I read them aloud to myself mostly or to anyone who will listen. I select excerpts from what I consider to be the great poems. I will share the excerpts with you and hopefully some of you will…

Mindful Pondering

“In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us.”                                                                 – Peter Matthiessen Spotlight on your breathing: It is important to focus on your breathing every chance you get to be still Find a quiet stop and take deep cleansing breaths Be mindful of…

Mindful Questioning

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structures of reality.” – Albert Einstein I love a good question. I loved it especially when the questions were posed by…

Mindful Message

Dear Readers, I was forced to take some time off from posting on a regular basis. I appreciate your support and hope to get back on a regular schedule of posts. You can expect to read posts three times a week. I will share my ideas and insights about becoming more mindful. I hope you…

Haiku

Originally posted on Melba Christie at Poemattic:
? wishes whispered ? coins tossed in stream ? water ripples ? ? Related articles Arts And Haiku (allaboutlemon.com) A little bit of haiku (mightyredpen.wordpress.com) ?

“You Only Live Once Kiddo”

Originally posted on Melba Christie at Poemattic:
My brother passed away 21 years ago to the day and just two days before his passing we had a very long telephone conversation. I did not know it then but he was saying goodbye. We talked about everything. The one thing that still resonates is what he…

Everybody Needs A Mindful Moment

I have had my share of deeply mindful moments. Today was special. I looked out the window and it was snowing as had been predicted a few days ago. The snow started at about eight in the morning and it was a truly beautiful sight. The thick flakes created a very serene moment. I started…