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Well-being Is Possible

Updated: May 26, 2023

Poems From The Porch

Sunshine pouring through pink gladiolus

Yellow daylilies, warm and vulnerable

Shasta daisies looking mischievous

Intangible baby-blue sky and radiant fields of green light

A variety of birds in lively conversation

Fragrant gardenias and roses suffusing thick summer-spring air

Letting go of thoughts about anything that is not here

Eyes attentive to the love notes

Receiving all as gift

Breathing deeply

Opening my heart

Relaxing into the moment

Smiling to the day

Nourishing joy

Encouraging myself

In this way, well-being is possible.


Engaging With The Poem

Poetry can be a doorway to the soul and your own creativity. Throughout the ages, the written word has been used as a means to access personal truth and as a vehicle for prayer through the practice of sacred reading (lectio divina). I encourage you to try this beautiful practice and let its truths to be self-evident.

How To Practice Sacred Reading


READ the passage through slowly more than once, noticing how it feels in your body and the response of your heart.

REFLECT: What word resonates with you? What phrase speaks to you? What overall personal meaning comes to you? Allow yourself to follow a tangent.

RESPOND by making space for the prayer of your heart to manifest. Write down the words and/or phrases that resonate with you, and allow them to arrange themselves into your own poem or prayer.

REST with your eyes closed, perhaps using the word that most resonates with you as your mantra for silent meditation.

Dear friend, May your mind be peaceful and calm, may your body be relaxed and comfortable, and may your heart be filled with love. Thank you for reading. Blessings and gratitude, Ani

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