Season 1, Episode 107: Guided Meditation #15 with Michael Neeley

A Short Guided Meditation with Conscious Poetry

In today’s guided meditation with Michael Neeley, you will be treated to conscious poetry from Mary Oliver, Rumi, Derek Walcott and Wendell Berry.

Love after Love by Derek Walcott:

The time will come

When with elation,

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door in your own mirror,

and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you have ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.

From Wendell Berry’s The Real Work:

It may be that when we no longer know what to do

we have come our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go

we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

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