Green valley hidden
Shy with fog’s lovers embrace
Bares itself with sun’s warm kiss
Don McCasland, LCSW-CCTP is a friend of Dancing Mindfulness. An Army Veteran who served three tours in Iraq in addition to service during Operation Desert Storm, Don is currently the director of SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced. Don practices in Clarksville, TN and he is also an ordained minister in the Church of the Dude. Read his blog at The Functional Veteran.
Blue rain glistens
as it suddenly pours
spilling onto shining river rocks
The crystal drops splatter
to the Earth
and into the fast-flowing stream
Filling to the brim
with warm healing tears
Mary Lynne Zahler is a healtcare professional, Registered Yoga Teacher (500), and Certified Dancing Mindfulness facilitator working in Akron, OH.
Breath is life dancing through us...
This is a main idea I've been working with in my edits on the book Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation coming out this Fall! In reworking the chapter on breath, I was struck by a passage in the Gospel of John that describes Jesus literally breathing the new church into existence when he appeared to his apostles at the Resurrection. What are you being called to breathe into existence today? When you breath into he present moment, what new creativity flows?
At this point I am no longer going to be reposting my blogs from other websites here on the page. Any of my articles or consistent sources of publication are listed under Buzz on this page... simply follow the link if you are interested. I want the focus of this breath to be on the Dancing Mindfulness community, and I continue to welcome contributions from all of you. Share your practice with us through a blog, a poem, a meme, or another work of art... we want to celebrate you in this forum!
Namaste, Jamie :-)
Dr. Jamie Marich
Curator of the Dancing Mindfulness expressive arts blog: a celebration of mindfully-inspired, multi-modal creativity
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