Little pieces of heaven

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A beautiful description of what meditation time is: an act of kindness towards ourselves, a time when we do not have to be anything or get anywhere. We can allow trouble and judgment to be busy somewhere else, while we allow ourselves be supported and held in a kinder space.

Just lying on the couch and being happy.
Only humming a little, the quiet sound in the head.
Trouble is busy elsewhere at the moment, it has
so much to do in the world.

People who might judge are mostly asleep; they can’t
monitor you all the time, and sometimes they forget.
When dawn flows over the hedge you can
get up and act busy.

Little corners like this, pieces of Heaven
left lying around, can be picked up and saved.
People wont even see that you have them,
they are so light and easy to hide.

Later in the day you can act like the others.
You can shake your head. You can frown.

William Stafford, Any Morning

3 thoughts on “Little pieces of heaven

  1. Reblogged this on Fred the Needle and commented:
    I have a lovely rocking chair, its beautiful and when I read this I resolved to have a little time sitting in it. Rocking chairs bring back so many happy memories and yet, I leave it in a corner forgotten most of the time.

  2. William Stafford was known to be very peaceful, meditative and compassionate. He’s from my hometown of Portland, Oregon, and I’m very proud we have people like him to represent the region.

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