Mindfulness of Nature

A poetic reminder: Walk slowly

Dear friends,

This week-end at my “Introduction to Mindfulness of Nature” at Walnut Farm in Norfolk, I read this poem to the group at the end of one of the meditations. A beautiful poem I wanted to share with you all. I hope you like it!

Walk Slowly

It only takes a reminder to breathe,

a moment to be still, and just like that,

something in me settles, softens, makes

space for imperfection. The harsh voice

 of judgment drops to a whisper and I

remember again that life isn’t a relay

 race; that we will all cross the finish

line; that waking up to life is what we

were born for. As many times as I

 forget, catch myself charging forward

 without even knowing where I’m going,

that many times I can make the choice

 to stop, to breathe, and be, and walk

 slowly into the mystery.

-Danna Faulds

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