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Mindful Poetry

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.
I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.
I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human. …

More in the PDF at the link.
http://www.mindfullybeing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Poetry-Book.pdf

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Mindful meditation : Sounds

13 Things I Can Hear Right Now

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
-Bruce Lee

A washing machine
The breeze through the leaves of the trees
Birds calling to each other
Distant Traffic
Kids talking and playing
My breathing
The drone of an airplane in the distance
Wind chimes
Distant lawn mower
A nearby truck passing by
My heart beating
Wasps and bees buzzing around
A faint, high-pitched buzzing sound

The most surprising sound is the last one.  I’m not sure if that was an insect or even external.

Video: Creative Fun With Perception

I love this video which shows the fun side of playing with perception.

Clever Guy Uses Cels And An iPhone To Animate Real Life

via @Digg

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