Trapped in the hour glass of time
We may fall asleep
The crystalline walls, invisible around us
As the unfelt grains of sand whisper to the floor.
Floating in an unseen cosmos
Oblivious to changes both tiny and immense
We close our eyes
To hide in forgetfulness
Attached to our vision of the future
Anticipating birth, death, struggle and
Pointed so forward, as if wishing to fly
we cannot feel our curled, static pose.
Imprisoned by our memories of the past,
Images of who we have been
Regrets and loss fill the mind
The unknown barrier around us.
Opening into the present, the glass dissolves
Each moment of sand, a crystalline grain
Sparkling with boundless joy and possibility
Lift it up. Arise!
Breathing in I am aware of my body
Breathing out I enter this moment.
Breathing in I know I am waiting
Breathing out I notice impatience
Breathing in I connect with possibility
Breathing out I feel open.
Breathing in my regrets and loss
Breathing out I hold them in lovingkindness
Breathing in I support my anxiety
Breathing out, I send tenderness to my fears.
Breathing in I feel calm
Breathing out, I arise, Here.
May this information benefit you, those you love, and all sentient beings, everywhere.
© Ellen M. Adelman PhD 2013,
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Artwork by Santiago Caruso, with permission of the artist.
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