I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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23 November 2016

Take a Breath

Imagine a star,
high and golden.
From each point, light 
radiates out, focuses in

on our world … 
this country … 
this town …

into this very room –
into you, filling you,
filling your heart. 
Breathe it in deeply!

Now, from our hearts,
we send forth


  1. Oh I love this universal breath, inhaling the beauty of a star...and exhaling light into the world. I feel better after reading this.

  2. I liked the idea of sending forth light from our hearts.

  3. Beautiful. I can feel the beam of light.

  4. thank you for these meditative words, as I absorb the light into my being and out into the world.

  5. I agree and thank you for the lovely light ~

  6. Wonderful meditation. Even with differing beliefs, most traditions relate to this breath of LIGHT and use it for their meditation. There is so much more unity than divisiveness if only we have open minds.

  7. Lovely and something we all need to do.

  8. A beautiful meditation. I think I'll remember that.

  9. Love this.. and so glad it works for you.

  10. oh me....this is the meditation we do....delightful!

  11. This is beautifully contemplative and serene ❤️