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where the calm is going to be


mind awhirl with thought
learning to meditate is rough
body awkward
	sitting still can be so hard
			     so uncomfortable
			     so looong

keep breathing
counting your breaths	
				deep and sure
				in and out
				calm and grounding

keep breathing
believe in calm like gretsky believes in hockey
skating to where the puck will be, not to where it is
	breathe to a place a calm that you want to be
		not to the place of chaos where life leads you

life is motion
	the pump of the heart
	the churning of the stomach
	the blood flowing through your veins
	the thoughts in your head
			vast and quick

in the maelstrom of your day to day 
	be the calm that you want to see
	be the calm 
		fortified by deep breaths
strengthened, at peace
		where you want to be
	racing thoughts slide off the ice
	i     am     calm
		    grounded
		    i     am     where     i     want     to     be








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This topic was difficult for me write. It took far more thought-energy than I was expecting. Finally, I got something decent.

Date: 2017-01-08 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morettaallstar.livejournal.com
I really like that you included a video, a way for us to hear and see how this is meant to be performed. A great interpretation of the prompt, and a lovely execution!

I also really like your hair!

Date: 2017-01-17 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2017-01-08 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dmousey.livejournal.com
So hard to stay in the present while meditating. I liked this, and your performance was very cool. Hugs and peace~~~D

Date: 2017-01-09 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
Thanks. I always thought poetry should read from the page well and be heard well.

Date: 2017-01-09 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfshellvenus.livejournal.com
The trying to relax/breath for so looong is one of the problems I have with the idea of meditation-- it's as if any latent ADHD rises up and immediately takes over.

I hope you're able to make this work for you, despite the struggle, and find serenity to draw on.

Date: 2017-01-09 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
When I was pregnant I started prenatal yoga and that is where I was finally able to execute some meditation. DBT classes and mindfulness helped.

Also, if you really want to try I like the app called Calm. I go in phases of using it, but it helps.

Date: 2017-01-09 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m-malcontent.livejournal.com
This is great, love your craftsmanship.

Date: 2017-01-09 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
Thank you. I work for it. :D

Date: 2017-01-09 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kajel.livejournal.com
Nice job, I enjoyed the video also.

Date: 2017-01-09 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2017-01-09 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rayaso.livejournal.com
Wonderful poem and video combination!

Date: 2017-01-09 05:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-09 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] my-name-is-jenn.livejournal.com
I love that you include a video. Very nicely done.

Date: 2017-01-17 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
I am a huge and firm believer that poetry should be seen and heard.

Date: 2017-01-10 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheshire23.livejournal.com
I really like the effect of spreading out the last words of this.

Date: 2017-01-10 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dee-aar2.livejournal.com
I used to be able to multitask till very recently. These days I am having a hard time concentrating on even a single task. I keep getting suggestions for meditation and Yoga .. somehow it feels like my mind is too preoccupied to actually venture into it.

Loved the video and ur hair ... :)

Date: 2017-01-17 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
Thanks. And I ADORE this hair color on me. :D My husband says that I found my natural hair color; It just fits me.

And yeah, I can't multi-task for shit anymore. I miss it.

Date: 2017-01-10 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sinnamongirl.livejournal.com
I'm such a big fan of your entries :)

Date: 2017-01-17 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Date: 2017-01-10 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
Breathing is, indeed, an excellent way to find calm.

Date: 2017-01-17 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
And such a good thing to remember.

Date: 2017-01-10 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murielle.livejournal.com
Meditation is hard! For all the reasons you share, here, I have struggled with meditation.

This is a unique view of the prompt!

I really struggled with this one too.

Date: 2017-01-17 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com
It was rough since it was a quote and on an odd wording. I find the Calm App (android and iOS) helpful.

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