There’s an echo of sentiment among all sentient beings
A current of calm without fear of it fleeting
But our chattering minds are all lost in a storm
Feeding the ego, refusing equanimity as our norm
Learning to breathe is the beginning of change
Enriching our hearts with opportunity to regroup and regain
For worrying causes asphyxiation of the spirit and light
But the breath is the remedy, for the ego can’t fight
Shine your heart on your sadness, your guilt, and your pain
For the strength of your vulnerability offers freedom and gain
A pathway to lightness, and ease, and full breaths
A knowing of calm and awareness with depth
I don’t claim that it’s easy for it takes some real work
And the length of your process might make you berserk
But just think how long it took for your emotions to fail
And trust with some knowing that lightness will prevail
A slow inhale, pause, and exhale is nice
Most beneficial isn’t one, or two, but thrice
Welcome yourself back into your home
Namaste and with my breath I chant for you om
I am grateful for summer nights
I am grateful for cloudy days
I am grateful for a warming breeze
I am grateful for some freezing rain
I am grateful for laughing at nothing
I am grateful for now
I am grateful for life’s waves
I am grateful for seeing my patterns
I am grateful for feeling my pain
I am grateful for the flowers along the onramp
I am grateful for love
I am grateful for embracing sorrow
I am grateful for letting go
I am grateful for awakening to my heart
I am grateful for my quieter mind
I am grateful for interconnectedness
I am grateful for the path I had chosen
I am grateful for not knowing where my path leads
I am grateful for sun salutations
I am grateful for aches
I am grateful for equanimity
I am grateful for any moment to share my gratitude
As the days warm and the ground continues to stir
Take some time outside today to walk about, go give it a whir.
The birds are all chirping and nature is abustle
Feel the love of Mother Nature as your hair gets a tussle.
A slow inhale will heighten your senses to liven your day
And a slower exhale will clean your energy field to keep negativity at bay.
Enjoy all you can while you still have a breath
Now is the only moment that matters; so let it in and appreciate its fullest depth.
A poem for Bingo. The most enlightened soul I have had the honor to love.
Wakie wakie homo sapie
Its time to rise and shine.
Pull the drapes and make some pancakes
You eat yours and I’ll eat mine.
A walk on the beach is in order today
There are loads of gulls to scatter away.
I’ll bark and run and dig and snort
You’ll laugh at my antics and never get short.
Please please please go get my leash
I think I’m gonna burst.
Lets get out the door and into the car
And enjoy this day as if it were the first
The weather begins to turn
As the ground begins to warm
All around signs of growth emerge
Do not rush the flow of spring
Because it is nature’s job to bring
And ours is to trust that all is well
One breath at a time
We inhale and exhale the sublime
As aromas emanate from outside
With these thoughts I bid to you
Loving kindness and joy to flow through
And wish you a peaceful today
~ Ian J. Sveilich
Can you feel it?
Its the inner guided knowing from above.
It’s a jet stream of sensations amplified
Toes in warm sand, a cooling summer breeze
A never ending orgasm
That doesn’t bend you to your knees
Step outside yourself and let it in
You can’t get burned.
More intense than the sun
Yet always calming and kind within.
No more to fear
No more to worry
You can stop running now
Put an end to your hurry
It replenishes the spirit and keeps you in your breath
A salve for the heart and soul
Putting anxiousness to rest
With or without another
Always fitting like a glove
Can you feel it?
Daffodils peek through from their deep winter slumber
Stretching their bodies towards sun and splendor.
Take in this moment and reflect upon their beauty,
For their willing impermanence is not a chore or a duty.
Breathe in new air with each inhale, pause, and release.
Spring has arrived and the awakened are at peace.