The Heart of Gratitude. ~ Jamie Allison

Via on Nov 20, 2012

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The Poetry of Yoga team shares on this Thanksgiving week a poem (that doubles as a prayer) from the Volume 2 Book Anthology which releases on 12.12.12.  

The piece below, titled “The Heart of Gratitude,” was written by Jamie Allison and is published on pages 206 – 207 of the new book.

The Heart of Gratitude

OM, the Eternal One
Sweet Spirit
Ocean of Possibilities
Beginning-less
Endless River of Creative Power
Divine Mother
Womb of the Universe.

Paint my life with your sacred paintbrush.
Saturate me with the full spectrum of color
so that I may taste every aspect of you that is me.

Let inspiration flow through me
like the illuminative dawn spreading out across the sky
kissing all creation with your spark of love.

Golden Sunlight reflects off your infinite forms
of manifestation creating a mirror for your magnificence.

Eternity is offering herself as a secret waiting to be told,
a mystery waiting to unfold.

May I imbibe this wonder and drink
from this everlasting cup!

Evening bird song punctuates the quiet hush of twilight.
My heart longs to linger a little longer in

the sweetness of this departing day.

Hold me in the deep blue velvet of your starry night sky.
Bless me with peaceful sleep so that I may welcome a new
day and offer myself fully,
without hesitation to the wonder of this life.

~

Ed: Kate B.

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Two Volumes in Two Years... 300+ yogi poets from 19 countries!... The Poetry Of Yoga, is a massive undertaking of contemporary yogic poetry compiled and edited by yogi and spoken word poet HawaH. The first volume was released on 11.11.11 and the second volume on 12.12.12. Each volume serendipitously contains 333 pages of heart-wrenching poetry. The work was gathered from over 2,000 pages of online submissions. The Poetry Of Yoga is a modern day renaissance of Hafiz, Mirabai, and Rumi. It is an important platform for a new body of work that serves to expand the literary tradition of yoga to include the cultural perspective of the 21st century. The books are also simultaneously raising money for a non-profit organization, One Common Unity. Featured writers in the book include: Rod Stryker, Lilias Folan, Krishna Das, Sharon Gannon, Seane Corn, Joseph Goldstein, Sianna Sherman, Judith Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Douglas Brooks, MC Yogi, Chuck Miller, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, Swami Ramananda, Doug Swenson, Leza Lowitz, Michael Stone, Ana Forrest, Tias Little, Angela Farmer, Dave Stringer and many more.

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3 Responses to “The Heart of Gratitude. ~ Jamie Allison”

  1. Raleigh says:

    Lovely, Jai me! I especially resonate with the last third, about the sacred time at the end of the day. May your day of gratitude be sweet!

  2. John says:

    Nice I too liked the last third it sounded like her….. The first part sounded like Anusara.

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