The image of the peony from the garden entered my mind,
the large, soft, frilly peony,
pink and cream ruffled petals.
I sank into the peony,
into it's dewy, soft petals, they stroked my cheeks.
I rested there enveloped in it's creamy, frilled deliciousness.
I could still hear the clock ticking softly
the bird chattering to herself
the image of the peony faded,
the bird's chatter silenced
the clock's ticks whispered on.
Am I in the moment
is this being in the moment?
I welcome your perspective on this experience, these words were intuitively written after my meditation. I don't claim them to be poetic. I wrote the words without censor to capture a beautiful experience to keep as a memory for myself and also to share with others the wonderful feelings that come through meditation.
Like many, there have been some dark-day periods in my life, when I dwelled in the dark tunnel not being able to see the end or any glimmer of light. I forgot what it was like to feel anything let alone experience the beautiful feelings I have come to associate with meaningful practices like meditation and yoga.
Winged things on my mind bringing messages of peace but mostly of TRUST
#Artistsforloveis an on-line movement where the overriding principle is one of love and belonging to which I am happy to add my name....
Also linking with Haiku my Heart ~ the Home of inclusion.Recuerda mi Corazon
Bare winter branchesbathed in mystical moonshinestirring some magic!
Hello and a Happy New Year to you and yours...
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