Rest on a haiku,
drawing from deep still water,
float on the ether...
I have come to appreciate the art of haiku as a meditative practice,
the benefits are similar to meditation as a means for calming the mind.
My own process ~
Search through my image files until I connect with my intuition (deeper knowing),
I sit with the image for awhile, I do not struggle for words, I wait until they surface!
Whether they fit in with recognized traditional haiku formula or not
is secondary to the intention ~
Align the Divine, connect to the stillness within, allow for flow ~
a peace inducing practice.
And of course I promote this peaceful practice
by sharing the love with ~
Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon
By Note ~ Having participated in this Haiku my Heart gathering for about 3 years now as a means of connecting with like minded lovelies, this morning I came to a whole new realization, a new way of thinking about this tradition.
I attuned to the import, the full significance of this practice, it had not dawned on me until today ~
Yesterday was a full-on-day, my head was swimming with chatter from a meeting between my group of yoga buddies and me, there had been an upset in the camp, where our peaceful gathering had been violated, perhaps unwittingly but nevertheless the outcome was a painful one and painful in another sense that the group felt at a loss as to handling this complex problem in a yogic way! I find this intensity hard to deal with! This was all on my mind as I awoke this morning until I was able to rest into the pattern of haiku meditation, and it was at this point that I felt deep appreciation for this meditative practice, the way you can just sink into something soothing and peaceful,
that helps to put things into perspective.
This morning's aha moment has taken the haiku ritual to a whole new level!
I am grateful for nourishing practices such as this.