Meditation through poetry
The soothing words of poetry can complement our meditation practice. By Nikita Thakrar
As we begin to emerge from the third national lockdown in the UK, and I reflect over the past year, I begin to realise that I would not have been able to get through it without my daily meditation practice to keep me grounded.
Poetry too, has been a companion throughout my life, enabling me to express myself through intuitive writing.
I strongly believe that just a few minutes of meditation a day can have a profound impact on our physical health and mental wellbeing.
Simply sitting still, in silence with my breath, brings an instant wave of calm and deep relaxation.
I had written a poem, which I creatively turned into a guided meditation video during lockdown. Recording my voice, selecting the music, scenery and being part of the editing process was in itself, a form of meditation!
The words below reflect my experience of being in complete stillness. As I share this with you, I hope that you too find a sense of inner peace:
I sit still as I watch, my thoughts pass by,
Some fly past and others take time.
I am not getting involved in the play of my mind,
I remain detached and stillness I find.
Nothing remains, only my breath,
I am with the core of my being, my inner depth.
I hear it sing and feel it vibrate,
I connect with myself, through a bond of faith.
My thoughts and desires have now disappeared,
As I swim in the pool of emptiness, nothing is to be feared...