A Denver Home Companion | namaste

Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word.
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.
The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.
But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.
Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple. 

Today, a poem by Mary Oliver in A Thousand Mornings

resolution prayer for myself this year, 2014. to find –amidst the deadlines and errands and active toddlers and helpless newborns and obligations and hobbies and beautiful hullabaloos that happen with life– quiet and space to be. to set aside the lists and must-completes and intentionally seek out the what-do-i-GET-to-dos with this one wondrous and blessed life and family and community.

from myself, and jp, and ramona, we say namaste and peace and love to you in this hopeful new year.

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3 Responses to TODAY

  1. Amanda says:

    I love this so much. I have made a very similar resolution this year. Love!

  2. Courtney says:

    Last line, first stanza. So hard, but trying. Thank you.

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