Well-being Is Possible
Updated: May 26
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
Opening my heart
Relaxing into the moment
Smiling to the day
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