Our Mindfulness group meets on Mondays. This week the group discussed a ‘full mind versus a mindful mind’. We can operate in ‘autopilot’ too much of the time and this can mean we miss out on the here and now, on life as it is being lived. The group also meditated and shared the poem ‘Mindful’ by Mary Oliver.
Every day I see or hear something that more or less
kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle
in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for – to look, to listen
to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct myself over and over
in joy, and acclamation. Nor am I talking about the exceptional
the fearful, the dreadful, the very extravagant – but of the ordinary, the common, the very drab
the daily presentations. Oh, good scholar, I say to myself, how can you help
but grow wise with such teachings as these – the untrimmable light
of the world, the ocean’s shine, the prayers that are made out of grass?
~ Mary Oliver ~