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Allowing Now: A Book of Mindfulness Poetry




…And goodness knows
we are all as welcome
as we ever were here,
in the holy hold of now…

If you’re a fan of Maya Angelou, John O’Donoghue, Mary Oliver, or the ancient wisdoms of Rumi or Kabir, you’ll find poems here that are likely to inspire you.

The 21 new poems in this selection are inspirational in the sense of being intimately entwined with the creative spirit.

This is poetry utterly alive to the teachings offered by the smallest life moment. The poems remind us what it is to live openly and freely, as conscious witnesses to creative flow.

And how to reach out to others from that place of presence.

Living like this is a practice I teaches online through meditation and f-r-e-e-writing: creative flow practice. Here the medium for mindfulness is the magical, lyrical, mystical power of poetry.

These lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and sometimes playful poems do not shy from life’s challenges or pains, but explore with startling clarity, humour and kindness, the mysteries of daily experience.

Here you’ll find poems about birth and rebirth, passion and perfection. There are also poems about writing and creative flow practice. As well as Haiku.

The work of the poet is to love, in words, all the incarnations of the world. While not shying away from adversity or suffering, this selection enables us to see how the everyday is a treasury of creative connections.

It calls us into the loving majesty of the present moment and bows to its power to tell us what we most need to know.

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