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    Seeing along the Journey

    By Jennifer Egert, Ph.D.
    Good to be back on UM after also taking a break like Jon! I've been writing a lot, but poetry rather than blogs, so I figured It might be nice to share something here. I wrote this in the midst of a lot of transition, seeing how mindfulness practice helped to create spaciousness that allowed for the whole range of experiences to have their place... and teach me a little something.  Enjoy.



    and in this light

    things seem clearer

    which does not presume


    or dazzling

    but rather crisper

    along the edges

    cutting lines through the haze and glare

    leaving illuminated corners and pathways



    and in this light

    tears flow more readily

    which does not presume


    or despair

    but rather a rooting

    of seeds thought forgotten

    or dormant

    during the long winter and stormy skies

    urging towards singular slumber


    and in this light

    a breath can be breathed

    a note can be played

    a line can be drawn

    a smile can form

    which does not presume


    or achievement

    or termination

    but rather rightness in all

    its simplicity

    and truth

    and disorder

    along the journey.

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