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in tu i tion

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. The poem “in tu i tion” is written by Marga Odahowski of the University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center. She is the author of The Way of the Hammock – Designing Calm for a Busy Life (Hay House Publications 2014). Marga says this about her poem:

 

“I wrote this poem to describe one of the transformative tools I teach–mindfulness. The beauty of mindfulness is the sense of creativity it fosters–the ability to ask “what if” questions and to look at things differently. Embodying mindfulness brings us back into our senses and expands our intuition. When you take the time to slow down, listen, and reflect, an expansive mind appears that is decisive and compassionate. Don’t wait any longer; wonder is here for the taking.”

 

 

 

in tu i tion

i wonder if
it’s like going to the ocean

allowing the waves to carry me
expansive
blue
free

embracing the moment
silence
stillness
spaciousness

singing arrivals
fast
easy
clear

i wonder if

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