Yule Love This: Stillness, Rest, Shanti, Beauty, Fire!

Photo by Don Moseman

A moment by the fire video/listening

With Shanti song

Stillness poem

Raise A Hand in Blessing Video

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Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh

A moment by the fire video/listening

With Shanti song

Join in rocking the world right where you are. Listen to “With Shanti” from Trish Watts new CD in honor of InterPlay India and the 2010 trip led by her, CathyAnn Beaty, Cynthia Winton-Henry

Stillness poem
by Derek Walcott, from Collected Poems   1948-1984

Remember Stillness, Welcome Yourself

the time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here.  Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine.  Give bread.  Give back your heart
to Itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Raise A Hand in Blessing Video

Last Hallelujah raise a hand in blessing dance of the year with the Silent Monks.

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2 Responses to Yule Love This: Stillness, Rest, Shanti, Beauty, Fire!

  1. Marlys says:

    What a lift for me. 8 minutes of stillness, and the poem following — so meditative. And then the monks took me away from that into a most joyful and celebratory humor of life. Thanks very much. I love YouTube.

  2. fridaymorninginterplay says:

    Thank you Marlys! So glad this week felt so refreshing for you. The monks are great fun!

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