Feast your eyes

I love this poem by Marjorie Pizer; just perfect for a Spring class.

Feast your eyes on the tops of the trees.

Drink in the dark greenness of the tall gums,

Walk on the firm ground with bare feet 

And absorb the stuff of the earth into your bare soles.

Take branches into your hands,

Feel the leaves with your face

And take in the inner growing of the tree.

Lie close on the leaves of grass

And let them caress your body.

Take the hot sun into your soul

And let the whole sky sweep into your mind.

Give yourself back to the living earth

And the earth will give itself back to you

In unmeasured and unbounded pleasure.

It is in the simple pleasures that one finds the deepest sense of peace and beauty.


Just for now…

Just for now, without asking how, let yourself sink into stillness. Just for now, lay down the weight you so patiently bare upon your shoulders. Feel the earth receive you, and the infinite expanse of the sky grow even wider as your awareness reaches up to meet it. Just for now, allow a wave of breath to enliven your experience. Breath out whatever blocks you from the truth. Just for now be boundless, free, with awakened energy tingling in your hands and your fee. Drink in the possibility of being who and what you are – so fully alive that the world looks different, newly born and vibrant, just for now

~ a poem by Donna Faulds

Loving Kindness to All

May all beings of all kinds,

in all directions

be happy and in peace.

Above and below,

Near and far,

High and low.

All types of beings.

Humans and non-humans.

Seen and unseen.

All the animals, birds, and fishes.

All beings and creatures,

With no exceptions.

May they be happy.

May they be free.

I open my heart

and accept the loving-kindness

of every being and creature

in return.

I let that love into my heart.

And I share the benefits of this

meditation with every one

Gregory Kramer

May you all find joy and peace this festive season. Blessings to all.