(from Brainstorms &
I’ve been trying all day
to find the perfect words to convey
the ending to this story,
the period at the end of the sentence,
the chime that signifies completion.
I turn to my usual tricks:
meditation, my journal, a walk in the sticks.
But my head’s not in it anymore.
I’ve already started moving on
to what the next moment will bring.
The deadline at the end of May,
the things I want to do today.
It’s hard to stop the flow of life,
the urge to move from one thing to the next
without taking time to rest.
So I will force myself to pause
if only for a moment, because
something inside of me knows
that it is in the space of silence
that new worlds are formed.
I'll be taking a pause from sending emails for the next couple of weeks. I look forward to sharing again in mid-August. In the meantime, you can explore poems and writing you may have missed by visiting my websiteand blog page.
In the ebb and flow, in the movement and the pause, I wish you peace.
p.s. I recently signed up for a free mini-course called Seven Days of Grace, led by author and Gene Keys creator, Richard Rudd. The daily practices, meditations, and journal prompts have been lovely reminders to find moments to pause regularly throughout the day (even if it's only for one breath) and to bring my awareness to the present moment.