Celebrate Your Self

Celebrate your Self honoring

every moment of your breath.

Breathing in deeply, take stock of within.

Breathing out slowly, what do you feel?

Is something joyful tickling your heart or are

you struggling with a painful twinge in your arm?

Just take notice as these sensations arise

and then let them go gently, leaving judgment behind.

Your life is a meditation, itโ€™s not formal at all;

mindfulness can be practiced at any time you resolve.

So simple this practice but not so easy to do;

the insight of your life–an investigational tool.

Place your mind upon only what is presently now,

as awareness increases, your ease will abound.

Just ask yourself this, โ€œAm I paying attention?โ€, as you

watch your life unfold in minute, consecutive celebrations.


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  1. this is like a great meditation experience bodhi- a style i have never seen you doing.. mines here- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/time-is-not-the-essence/


  2. Amazing piece of work…

    “Celebrate your Self honoring
    every moment of your breath.”….I agree
    Loved it ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Jessica

     /  December 27, 2010

    I found myself being hypnotised by these words! Just reading them made me slow down in my mad rush around Potluck. A lovely write – well done, with an important message.



  4. brilliant Gayle, easy to read and informative. thanks


  5. If I pay any more attention than I already have, I’m gonna go broke! ๐Ÿ™‚
    The only thing minute and consecutive in my life right now (I like your last line, btw!)
    is the very slight feeling that I am leaning over and about to fall for good.
    Not for once and for all mind you, but rather, I’m forever falling for nothing at all.


    • Really–you’re going to go broke?! Well, I’m extremely concerned that you feel yourself listing to the side and feel like you could fall over. And falling for nothing at all…? Perhaps you need some staking–please enlist some help. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Jingle

     /  December 27, 2010

    it feels great to celebrate oneself, isn’t it?

    lovely entry, thanks for the support.



  7. gracefulglider

     /  December 27, 2010

    I have looked within and now i know the weight of my blink.:)
    thanks for sharing


  8. Oh, how does that feel? ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate your comment and support for me, Wanjiku–thank you.

    Gayle ~ xoxo


    • gracefulglider

       /  December 27, 2010

      it was inspirational, just wrote a poem out of it. will post it tomorrow at 10am (GMT3+ hrs ) that is what connecting does it inspires. please check it out and tell me whatchu think. thanks for your support too ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. An inspirational write. I have to slow down just a bit and take a breath or two. Life goes by fast enough without me rushing it along.


  10. Perfectly beautful poem and perfectly functional as a mediation. Nice work. Good for anytime, but especially this season of “peace.” I felt myself flow down just reading it. Thanks, Gayle.

    Happy New Year.


    • Thanks for your nice comments, Jamie–I appreciate your support of me.

      It slowed me down to write it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Happy New Year wishes for you too.


  11. lovely poem gayle. beautiful way of meditation.


  12. Thanks very much, Trisha–meditation and celebration combined.


  13. I would agree. xoxo


  14. What a beautiful picture and en equally wonderful prayer.. Of.. Life is a prayer.. How you say it or the choice of words makes the ultimate difference. The poem itself is like rhythmic chant flowing in the mind to create a subtle form out of our regular form..
    Thank you so much for sharing this one.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs xoxox


  15. I’m so happy that you enjoyed this poem, Olivia. I so appreciate your lovely remarks for my writing.

    Much love… xoxo



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