Mindfulness Meditation

Picture of the meditation path I would like to have one day at Little Renaissance

The writings below are from the Frye Art Museum’s Mindfulness Meditation events.

This is my meditation for today:

Earth teach me stillness
as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering
as the old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility
as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring
as the mother who succors her young.
Earth teach me courage
as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me limitation
as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom
as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation
as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me generation
as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself
as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness
as dry fields weep with rain.

UTE Prayer

Your acceptance of what IS takes you to a deeper level where your inner state as well as your sense of self no longer depend on the mind’s judgments of “good” or “bad.”

When you say “yes” to the “isness” of life, when you accept this moment as it is, you can feel a sense of spaciousness within you that is deeply peaceful;

On the surface, you may still be happy when it’s sunny and not so happy when it’s rainy; you may be happy at winning a million dollars and unhappy at losing all your possessions. Neither happiness nor unhappiness, however, go all that deep anymore. They are ripples on the surface of your Being. The background peace within you remains undisturbed regardless of the nature of the outside condition.

The “yes” to what IS reveals a dimension of depth within you that in dependent neither on external conditions nor on the internal conditions of constantly fluctuating thoughts and emotions.”

From Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle

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3 Responses to “Mindfulness Meditation”

  1. kay Says:

    love this. it IS so powerful in it’s simplicity. and very easy to forget. thanks Fran.

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  2. frangallo Says:

    You are welcome, Kay!!!

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  3. Teresa Says:

    Thank you, Fran. For being such an inspiration. I miss you!

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