Poetry is Mindfulness

Poetry is Mindfulness is the latest book from the author of The Going-Under of the Evening-Land and Lucid Waking. The book includes the essay called "Poetry is Mindfulness - The Essay.

Author: David B Churchill

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ISBN: 9780975309513

Category: Poetry

Page: 132

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Poetry is Mindfulness is the latest book from the author of The Going-Under of the Evening-Land and Lucid Waking. The book includes the essay called "Poetry is Mindfulness - The Essay." In this essay the author argues that although all poetry is mindful, the "mindfulness" poem as such is a particular type of poem in which mindfulness emerges as a unique characteristic.

Poetry and Mindfulness

At a time when the Humanities are under threat, this book offers a defense of poetry within the context of growing interest in mindfulness in business, health care, and education.

Author: Bryan Walpert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331968681X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 125

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At a time when the Humanities are under threat, this book offers a defense of poetry within the context of growing interest in mindfulness in business, health care, and education. The book argues that the benefits and insights mindfulness provides are also cultivated by the study of poetry. These benefits include a focus on the present, the ability to see through scripts and habits, a rethinking of subjectivity, and the development of ecological or systems thinking. Bryan Walpert employs close readings of traditional and experimental poetry and draws on scientific studies of the effects of mindfulness or reading literature on the brain. It argues the skills that poetry, like mindfulness, cultivates are useful beyond the page or classroom and ultimately are necessary to engage with such global issues as the environmental crisis.

Poetry and Mindfulness for Everyday

Review It's a beautiful book in concept and in content. Here are a few words of support: "Some books are beautiful, some are useful, some are clearly inspired, and some speak to your soul. Pawan Singh's book is all of these.

Author: Pawan Singh

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ISBN: 9780368484759

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This journal combines poetry from the 14-century poets to present day poets. It is a journal to help you explore your deeper self.

The Poetry of Impermanence Mindfulness and Joy

The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy received the Spirituality & Practice Book Award for 50 Best Spiritual Books in 2017 by Spirituality and Practice Website.

Author: John Brehm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614293422

Category: Poetry

Page: 312

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Over 125 poetic companions, from Basho to Billy Collins, Saigyo to Shakespeare. The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy received the Spirituality & Practice Book Award for 50 Best Spiritual Books in 2017 by Spirituality and Practice Website. The poems expertly gathered here offer all that one might hope for in spiritual companionship: wisdom, compassion, peacefulness, good humor, and the ability to both absorb and express the deepest human emotions of grief and joy. The book includes a short essay on “Mindful Reading” and a meditation on sound from editor John Brehm—helping readers approach the poems from an experiential, non-analytical perspective and enter into the mindful reading of poetry as a kind of meditation. The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy offers a wide-ranging collection of 129 ancient and modern poems unlike any other anthology on bookshelves today. It uniquely places Buddhist poets like Han Shan, Tu Fu, Saigyo, Ryokan, Basho, Issa, and others alongside modern Western poets one would not expect to find in such a collection—poets like Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Jack Gilbert, Ellen Bass, Billy Collins, and more. What these poems have in common, no matter whether they are explicitly Buddhist, is that all reflect the essential truths the Buddha articulated 2,500 years ago. The book provides an important poetic complement to the many prose books on mindfulness practice—the poems here both reflect and embody the dharma in ways that can’t be matched by other modes of writing. It’s unique features include an introduction that discusses the themes of impermanence, mindfulness, and joy and explores the relationship between them. Biographical notes place the poets in historical context and offer quotes and anecdotes to help readers learn about the poets’ lives.

My Thoughts Are Clouds

In My Thoughts Are Clouds, she uses poetry to demonstrate what mindfulness is and gives kids—and their parents and teachers—accessible ways to learn mindfulness tools.

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250244676

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A poetry collection that both illustrates what mindfulness is and encourages young, growing minds to be present, from poet and educator Georgia Heard, with art by Isabel Roxas. Poets have long observed the world in a mindful way. They point out beauty we might have missed, draw our attention to our inner thoughts, and call us to see our society in new ways. But as daily life become more and more chaotic, children grow distracted. According to the CDC, 9.4% of children have ADHD and 7% have anxiety/depression. And these numbers continue to climb. As treatment doctors recommend healthy eating, physical activity, plenty of sleep, and mindfulness techniques. Georgia Heard is a poet and educator—and she has long had her own meditation practice. In My Thoughts Are Clouds, she uses poetry to demonstrate what mindfulness is and gives kids—and their parents and teachers—accessible ways to learn mindfulness tools.

Just a Pause

Just a pause, poetry of mindfulness, by Amazon best-selling author Joni Staaf Sturgill, is a collection of poems that connect nature to life experience. It is about longing for love, and finding love. Be present and enjoy the journey.

Author: Joni M. Staaf Sturgill

Publisher: Healthy Body Peaceful Soul, LLC

ISBN: 9780692962565

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Page: 74

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Just a pause, poetry of mindfulness, by Amazon best-selling author Joni Staaf Sturgill, is a collection of poems that connect nature to life experience. It is about longing for love, and finding love. Be present and enjoy the journey.

Poetry of Presence

"Including poems by renowned poets from many walks of life, this refreshing collection is an antidote to the hurried, stressful lives so many of us lead."--Publisher's description.

Author: Phyllis Cole-Dai

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780998258836

Category: Mindfulness (Psychology)

Page: 248

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A celebrated and diverse group of poets have contributed the beautiful selections that make up Poetry of Presence. This book of mindfulness poems provides a refuge of quiet clarity that is much needed in today's restless, chaotic world. Every reader will find favorites to share and to return to, again and again.

Poems for Mindfulness

Mindfulness invites us to live in the moment and appreciate the world around us. This collection of poems invites you to do just that, with meditations on nature, love, friendship, travel and more.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781838576141

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Mindfulness invites us to live in the moment and appreciate the world around us. This elegant collection of poems invites you to do just that, with meditations on nature, love, friendship, travel and more. Enjoy the joys of every day through the words of these famous and best-loved poets - including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Walt Whitman - and bring peace and tranquillity into your life.

Amen

The prayers in this collection speak directly to the complexity of human life--whether you seek expression for joy, wonder, perplexity, or heartache, for personal use or for your community, you will find here a voice for your experience ...

Author: Rabbi Karyn Kedar

Publisher: CCAR Press

ISBN: 088123351X

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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Prayer is an articulation of our noblest desires, our deepest yearnings, and our darkest places. The prayers in this collection speak directly to the complexity of human life--whether you seek expression for joy, wonder, perplexity, or heartache, for personal use or for your community, you will find here a voice for your experience that will help you linger in the blessings and move forward through the pain. This collection includes prayers for personal use, prayers for use at communal gatherings, prayers and readings for moments of grief and moments of joy, a collection of daily Psalms, and focus phrases and questions for meditation. These readings for contemplative practice and communal gatherings will aid in the search for clarity, for strength beyond what we know, and for an affirmation of holiness, of goodness, of the grandeur of God.

Here Now Peace

Now, more than ever, we need what is found in this book: awareness, love, and calmness. here now peace: )

Author: Joseph Vanburen

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ISBN:

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Page: 46

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Find your inner peace in the present moment with this collection of poetry inspired by mindfulness meditation. Through simple yet powerful imagery, this guided journey through poetic verse will take you down the path of stillness and awareness. Like the music soundtrack of the same name, here now peace includes poems that speak silently through the life-affirming energy of mindfulness meditation. Now, more than ever, we need what is found in this book: awareness, love, and calmness. here now peace: )

The Magic of Moments

Joan Kantor's newest collection of poems, The Magic of Moments: From Mindfulness to Reflection, is about taking even the briefest moments of time to notice nature.

Author: Joan Kantor

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780692667309

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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In this high pressure, fast paced world, it's easy to lose sight of the beauty before us. Joan Kantor's newest collection of poems, The Magic of Moments: From Mindfulness to Reflection, is about taking even the briefest moments of time to notice nature. As Kantor tells her readers, some of her most amazing experiences in nature happened in just seconds or minutes. Kantor discovers the magic of these moments in a peaceful place of mindful reflection. Many of her poems' first drafts were actually "written" in the water, woods, or other natural settings. The words often come to her during a meditative state. After putting them down on paper, she is often surprised at the metaphors and connections she discovers. Much reflection and crafting then goes into forming the words into complete poems; a joyful revisiting of the experience that she is then able to share with her readers. These poems are an antidote to the harried digital world. There's always time for one page of vividly descriptive yet simple and thoughtful poetry; that brief connection with the natural world, a "magical moment", will follow you through your entire day. Better yet, Kantor hopes to inspire others to fully experience their own magical moments in nature.

Allowing Now A Book of Mindfulness Poetry

Living like this is a practice Orna Ross teaches online through daily meditation and f-r-e-e-writing practice. Here her medium for mindfulness is the magical, mystical power of poetry.

Author: Orna Ross

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913349127

Category: Poetry

Page: 134

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"Reaches into the corners of your soul and pulls out all that is beautiful." SoWrite Linda This is a book of mindfulness poetry, in the tradition of Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, John O'Donoghue, the ancient wisdoms of Rumi and the most recent inspirational Instapoets. The thirty poems in this selection are intimately alive to the teachings offered by the smallest life moment. Some, like the title poem, "Allowing Now", address the topic of mindfulness head on, more explore related themes like self-compassion, inter-being and creative acceptance. These thoughtful and lyrical poems do not shy from life's challenges or pains, but explore with startling clarity and kindness the mysteries of daily experience. They remind us what it is to live openly and freely, as alert witnesses, and how to reach out to others from that place of presence. Living like this is a practice Orna Ross teaches online through daily meditation and f-r-e-e-writing practice. Here her medium for mindfulness is the magical, mystical power of poetry.

Breathe and Be

I breathe slowly in, I breathe slowly out. My breath is a river of peace. I am here in the world. Each moment I can breathe and be. Hear thunder crash, feel your toes touch sand, and watch leaves drift softly away on a quiet stream.

Author: Kate Coombs

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622039386

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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I breathe slowly in, I breathe slowly out. My breath is a river of peace. I am here in the world. Each moment I can breathe and be. Hear thunder crash, feel your toes touch sand, and watch leaves drift softly away on a quiet stream. The simple poems in Breathe and Be help children learn mindfulness as they connect to the beauty of the natural world. Mindfulness teaches us how to stay calm, soothe our emotions, and appreciate the world around us. Whether we’re watching tiny colored fish darting in the water or exploring the leaves, branches, and roots of a towering tree, the thoughtful words and the lovely art of Breathe and Be remind us how much joy we can find by simply living with awareness and inner peace. Ages 4–8

Grow with Me Poetry

An interactive children's book designed to teach the practice of mindfulness through poetry reading and journaling exercises for children and parents to complete together.

Author: Bridgette Fowler

Publisher: Belle Isle Books

ISBN: 9781951565244

Category:

Page: 250

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An interactive children's book designed to teach the practice of mindfulness through poetry reading and journaling exercises for children and parents to complete together.

Amen

"This collection includes prayers for personal use, prayers for use at communal gatherings, prayers and readings for moments of grief and moments of joy, a collection of daily Psalms, and focus phrases and questions for meditation"--

Author: Karyn D. Kedar

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780881233506

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 360

"This collection includes prayers for personal use, prayers for use at communal gatherings, prayers and readings for moments of grief and moments of joy, a collection of daily Psalms, and focus phrases and questions for meditation"--

Ready Set Bloom

ready. set. bloom. is an exploration of mairee's journey of self-realization through love, time and space; and the balancing act of living life on her own terms, while honoring her mental health.

Author: mairee (mary)

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781735614502

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ready. set. bloom. is an exploration of mairee's journey of self-realization through love, time and space; and the balancing act of living life on her own terms, while honoring her mental health.

Meditation Psychotherapy and Writing Poetry

Author: Carla Savage-Sachs

Publisher:

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Page: 158

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The Dharma of Poetry

Complete with poetry-related meditations and writing prompts, this collection of lively, elegantly written essays can be read as a standalone book, or as a companion to the author’s acclaimed anthology, The Poetry of Impermanence, ...

Author: John Brehm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614297347

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Discover how to engage with poetry to support your spiritual practice, leading to more mindfulness, equanimity, and joy. Discover how engaging with poetry can support your spiritual practice—and lead you to more mindfulness and joy. In The Dharma of Poetry, John Brehm shows us how poems can be a source of wisdom and an entry into spiritual practice. He helps us understand how poems open up new ways of thinking, feeling, and being in the world that anyone engaged in spiritual practice—or wishing to live a more mindful life—might want to emulate. Brehm holds open the practice of mindfully entering a poem, with an alertness, curiosity, and open-hearted responsiveness that is very much like the attention we cultivate in meditation. A standalone book that also serves as a companion to the author’s acclaimed anthology, The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy, this collection of lively, elegantly written essays offers in-depth explorations of twenty remarkable poems. It also offers poetry-related meditations and writing prompts that invite readers to directly engage with the poems and ideas discussed in the book, and expand their own practice of poetry. Additional resources include an essay titled “How to Lead a Poetry and Dharma Discussion” and a list of poetry resources for further exploration.

Moments of the Soul

Each page in this book is a place to pause, go inward, and feel the spirit of who you are. Moments of the Soul includes 84 poems written by 61 authors.

Author: Spirit First

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780980031416

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Writers from across the U.S. and around the world express in poetry their most holy moments, their moments of meditation and mindfulness, silence and stillness. Each page in this book is a place to pause, go inward, and feel the spirit of who you are. Moments of the Soul includes 84 poems written by 61 authors. Moments of the Soul came into being from a call for submissions from Spirit First seeking to encourage and support writings on the themes of meditation, mindfulness, silence, stillness, and solitude. Poems poured in from 42 states in the United States and 23 foreign countries, poems totaling 741 from writers who are Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and Hindu, and from many others including those whose practices do not follow an organized religion. This book is an opportunity for the reader to see and perhaps feel what another feels in his or her moments of meditation and reflection.

Meandering Mindfulness Poetry from the Place Where Wander and Wonder Merge

Julian's second book on poetry and mind, body, and soul connections offers metaphors for the serious poet and those who usually dwell in the land of prose.

Author: Chrystine Julian

Publisher: Paw Press

ISBN: 9781880882139

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 101

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Julian's second book on poetry and mind, body, and soul connections offers metaphors for the serious poet and those who usually dwell in the land of prose.