My post today was inspired by an incredible poem quoted by the incredible Erin Stutland in one of her meditations. [Erin’s work is amazing: check out her book “Mantras in Motion” and her app The Movement.] Dorothy Hunt’s work is also amazing. Both women’s creativity and lives inspire me to follow my own creativity in my own life.
Peace is This Moment Without Judgment
by Dorothy Hunt
Do you think peace requires an end to war?
Or tigers eating only vegetables?
Does peace require an absence from
your boss, your spouse, yourself? …
Do you think peace will come some other place than here?
Some other time than Now?
In some other heart than yours?Peace is this moment without judgment.
That is all. This moment in the Heart-space
where everything that is is welcome.
Peace is this moment without thinking
that it should be some other way,
that you should feel some other thing,
that your life should unfold according to your plans.Peace is this moment without judgment,
this moment in the heart-space where
everything that is is welcome.
Somewhere deep in the recesses of my heart
There lies a nook that houses secret things
Like a child’s hiding place of special tokens
In a treehouse or the back of a closet, where
Treasures and other things of import reside
Become forgotten in the process of growing up.
I found that nook, I unearthed what it held
The hurts from being bullied, the times I never told
The part of me that broke apart when I didn’t get picked
to be in Drama Club, that sorority, a date for the dance
The times I was terrified I was losing my mind, felt so alone,
When really, I was finding my sanity, waking up from a coma.
I found these things and so much more – and I dusted them off
I found a prominent shelf in the middle of my heart
And placed them upon it, one by one, with a kiss and a caress.
I have inventoried and know my parts intimately now
Nothing’s in shadow, I shine the light on all I am
Nothing more to be hidden for I am a child no more.
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