So every time you have an #energy that needs to be transformed, like jealousy or fear, do something to care for this energy, if you do not want this energy to destroy you. Touch the seed of #mindfulness, and all of its energy will be able to establish itself in your “living room,” like a mother tenderly embracing your pain. With that energy of mindfulness, you are doing the true practice of #meditation with regard to your pain, Your emotions. If you are able to maintain mindfulness for five or ten minutos, you will experience some relief right away.
For a countryman the living landscape is a map of kinship at one level, at another, just below this, a chart of use, never at any level a fine view: sky is a handbook of labour or idleness; wind in one airt is the lapping of hay, in another a long day at turf on the moss; landscape is families, and a lone man boiling a small pot, and letters once a year; it is also, underpinning this, good corn and summer grazing for sheep free of scab and fallow acres waiting for the lint. So talk of weather is also talk of life, and life is man and place and these have names.
• From The Selected Poems of John Hewitt, ed. Michael Longley & Frank Ormsby (Blackstaff Press, 2007), reproduced by permission of Blackstaff Press on behalf of the Estate of John Hewitt. Landscape also appeared in Collected Poems 1932-1967 (1968).
Embrace the full essence of your soul by staying present in all actions. The sun rises everyday in renewal. No matter what catastrophe has occurred in the day before, the sun emerges victorious on the horizon creating a new day. Stay in the sunrise. Embrace the fresh canvas. Dwelling in the past or worrying about the future is a vicious circle of activity that does nothing but distract you from your higher perspective. Be timeless. Be soulful. Stay in your present. It’s really the best participation.
A renewal, indeed a complete transfiguration of your life, can come through attention to your senses. Your senses are the guides to take you deep into the inner world of your heart. The greatest philosophers admit that to a large degree all knowledge comes through the senses. The sense are our bridges to the world. Human skin is porous; the world flows through you. Your senses are large pores which let the world in. Through attunement to the wisdom of your senses, you will never become an exile in your own life, an outsider lost in an external spiritual place which your will and intellect have constructed.