September 5, 2021

Feeling More than the Meditation Cushion as I Sit.

 

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I need a moment to sit with some difficult thoughts.

I feel my body avoiding meditation. I feel myself bypassing into, “It’s okay, I will handle it later,” as the stress and overwhelm start to slowly build like the pile of laundry that I am also avoiding. I don’t want to think about this. As I step back away from myself and the swirling thoughts, I realize that this is the time when it’s most necessary to give myself the gift of meditation, when I am circumventing the maintenance of my own well-being.

My meditation cushion
Tossed to the floor
I have extra time
To sit with this issue
Today I don’t gloss
Over the hard parts

I listen to my breath
Feel it burn
As my soul leaks
Tears of frustration
Today I listen
And soothe my soul

I nurture the feelings
Let them be heard
Inwardly screaming
Outwardly peaceful
Today the turmoil
Will have its say

I am present
For my Inner Light
Thoughts swimming
Through murky waters
Today I observe
With every exhale

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