Colleen M. Doumeng
One of the most beautiful gifts I have ever received....
A few months ago I met a client through mondays at racine who was bold enough to meditate with me for the first time. I say "bold enough" because at first she was reluctant and then she surrendered. We talked briefly about meditation - what it is - some of the benefits and then I led her through a guided meditation. A few days later I received this magnificent poem. I was truly humbled. My dear student and friend has given me permission to share it with you:
It was unscheduled
Someone didn’t show
What am I going to get out of it?
Just be present, the voice tells me
I settle in the chair and listen to the music
I begin to relax and focus on my breath
I have to do this right
Just breathe, the voice tells me
I concentrate on the ‘stillpoint’-
The space between my inhale and exhale
I say the words out loud, Why am I here?
I continue to notice the space
I inhale and trust the exhale will follow
My body now still, eyelids calm, untwitching
I notice my mouth is dry and swallow
Surprised by the quiet, comforting peace
The warmth within my body
And I trust the answer will follow