Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Escape

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Inhale,
exhale,
she says.
Her voice calm,
like stars floating in the night sky.
Her energy fills the room,
the breaths fill my lungs.
My spirit dancing,
om,
shanti,
peace.
My thoughts wander to
colorful peace signs on my notebook.
I wander back,
the waves wash over me,
I am in the ocean,
the soothing wind playing through my hair.
" no judgement", she says calmly,
and I melt into the moment.
Peace,
quiet,
my mind wanders,
like a cast at sea.
I reel back my thoughts into the present,
feeling lighter,
feeling gratitude,
feeling peace.

132 comments:

  1. no judgement, ah the great mother how she loves us....this was a beautiful read :)

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  2. wow. what a great meditation...the ocean has such a wonderful natural rhythm as well...great place to mentally go to...

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  3. Very soothing words... lovely~

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  4. this sounds peaceful indeed...nature has the most tender and powerful voice....good to give in and let go..

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  5. Truly can feel peace in this piece..haha. Like how your mind wanders.

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  6. Peaceful and meditative, really could feel the "melting" into it as I read. Lovely write! ~ Rose

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  7. Love this, love your blog, love the dog! :)

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  8. What a wonderful power, our thoughts. Carrying us wherever we wish to go, and some places we never dreamed of...I appreciate so much this human attribute.

    Lovely!

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  9. This reminds me of a guided meditation I had recently. Sigh...

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  10. A wonderful, calming moment shared! Much needed and even more appreciated. Loved this!

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  11. like a cast at sea, my mind wanders of course to maybe a cast on a broken bone. Or the cast of some fabulous theatrical play, all so om and at peace in the waves together.

    My mind does wander, as you know. :)

    Peace and love!

    xo

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  12. Amazing what power the water has isn't it!
    Your prose is beautiful.

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  13. I wish I was whooshing around in the sea, even if was just my imagination. The roar of the sea, the salt in my lungs, the utter peace that nature offers.

    Thank you for taking me away from my pain for just a little while. I read your poem three whole times and slowly intake it in at that.

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  14. Great meditation - I felt myself drifting away to a more peaceful place as I read it. Love the imagery of "melt into the moment" and being reeled back.

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  15. Definitely something about water... nice reflection.

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  16. thank you!



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  17. An ocean that you can carry with you wherever you go and let the waves wash over you whenever you want.

    What else is there?

    I enjoyed this very soothing piece / peace.

    Cheers!

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  18. So relaxing. Want to take a nap, now.

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  19. i got such a true sensation of moving from calm to calmer, and you did it in less than a hundred words. a clinic in tight writing.

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  20. Thank you for this calming meditation. You captured the feel so well.

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  21. I inhaled and exhaled and felt the relief. thank you Ayala.

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  22. Hmmmmm! I must practice this every morning and night
    Love the end
    really love it
    So spiritual!
    Thanks for sharing :-)
    D.

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  23. Thanks for sharing the calm and peace in your words with us, ayala. It's a good feeling.

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  24. I'm now soothed in the waters of tranquillity. Lovely :-) Great write!

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  25. Ohhhh...I wish I could be there, I wish I could be there, I wish I could be there....LOL!

    Wonderful tranquility!

    Thank you...I needed to read this tonight.

    Lady Nyo

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  26. Thank you, Brian. I love the ocean...and I love the way this makes me feel.

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  27. Thank you, Claudia. The ocean is soothing..and so is being there mentally.

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  28. Pat, you made me smile...it's not easy to focus...my mind always wanders. :)

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  29. you definitely took me to that place...gentle, beautiful

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  30. Thank you, Kellie. My dog thanks you too. :)

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  31. Darkangelwrites, it feels so good, doesn't it?

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  32. Thank you, Tasha. I appreciate it :)

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  33. Jannie, you are too funny and cute. I do know your mind wanders and that's good :) xo

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  34. Thank you, Daydreamertoo. :)

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  35. Dear Alita,
    I am happy this helped your pain.
    I am sorry you are not doing well.
    xo

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  36. Thank you, Jeff. I am happy you enjoyed it.

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  37. The relief of being found innocent can also be traumatic, lingering for a long while. Beautiful verse and thanks for your visit, ayala!

    Hank

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  38. Joanne, so glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  39. Thank you, Oceangirl...so glad you did!!!!

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  40. Thank you, Jane. It makes me feel good to know that this gave you some tranquility.
    :)

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  41. Thank you, Mrs. Mediocrity. :)

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  42. I love "reel my thoughts" in the ocean context. I want to float.

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  43. A lovely guided meditation. It brought back wonderful memories of college dance class where my professor would have us do a reclined meditation in the mornings. Unfortunately, I worked the early bird shift in the dishroom so half the time I fell back to sleep :).

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  44. This reminds me of a dream I once had about floating down to earth and being surrounded by white canopies ~ Beautiful ~ peaceful ~ So Spiritual ~ I love this Ayala!♥

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  45. Thank you, Anna. I am glad it brought back such wonderful memories.... :)

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  46. Thank you, Helena. This is sweet of you to say!

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  47. Having begun a bit of meditation (shh, don't tell anybody, I'm just coming to grips with everyone knowing I'm a poet), I enjoyed the spirit and images of this piece. loved it, Ayala.

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  48. wow reading your poem early in the morning is like an meditation in itself :) very soothing and insightful.

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  49. I could feel the calmness in my own being as a I read these very serene words. Well done Ayala.

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  50. Yes, peace is such a gift, and what better place to find some than in the great waters. Beautiful :)

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  51. I grew up with the Atlantic as my backyard.. many an angst was relieved on those shores.. Beautiful write...

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  52. Great job of capturing the peace of meditation.

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  53. This reminds me of the time I took a foreign lecturer to a beach bar to celebrate a birthday - she had never seen the sea up close ... I turned around to offer her a drink - and she wasn't there!

    On looking around I found her sitting on the sand and staring peacefully at the majesty that is the Caribbean Sea.

    Awesome read.

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  54. Beautiful job...this totally calmed me down during a really crazy busy morning! I might need a second read a little later this afternoon. :)

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  55. This did the same for me. Thank you!

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  56. Yes, rocked in the sea, but not to sleep. Especially love the casting line metaphor, reinforces that floating feel. Excellent meditation. Thanks!

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  57. This makes me lament living in a landlocked state. Wonderful meditation.

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  58. Ooooh.... This is exactly what I need! You know, I started writing last week - same theme in mind. I still haven't finished... Maybe I need more of your shanti :)

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  59. this is great but the play on words in the last stanza (cast- reel) was very witty!

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  60. where were you cuz I want to go! (smiles)

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  61. Thank you, Joe :) glad you enjoyed it!!!!!

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  62. Thank you, Lynne. That must have been quite a backyard :)

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  63. Bajanpoet..thank you for sharing your memory of that day..it's special to watch someone transform in the moment...nature does that :)

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  64. Thank you, Ameena. I feel content that it helped. :)

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  65. Thank you, Mama Zen :) wishing you well.

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  66. Thank you, Debbie. Can't wait to see your finished piece. :)

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  67. such a beautiful practice you've described...I felt like I was floating with you Ayala.

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  68. I needed that! Perfect. Thanks so much for this meditation.

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  69. A very peaceful read...filled with calm..thank you..bkm

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  70. Thank you, Chris. I appreciate it :)

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  71. Yes... a peaceful treat for me after a very hectic day. Thank you!

    ~laurie

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  72. Beautifully peaceful--made me think of a yoga class.

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  73. loved this, now I must wonder if you were in a class or following a guided session. I am with you, a good session can fill you with peace. Namaste ~

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  74. So soothing, just reading your words, ayala. The peace signs on the notebooks took me back to Grade 10 and the many many doodles that covered my old binders :)

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  75. soothing and peaceful! great write Ayala :) I could almost hear the sound of the waves

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  76. Angela, I was inspired by my instructor and the peace that I felt during yoga. Her voice is soothing and she says not to judge yourself because your thoughts wander but to let them wander and then release them.

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  77. Talon, I used to love the peace signs when I was a teenager and recently I bought myself a notebook with colorful peace signs. I love it ! :)

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  78. I think I hear the waves in this poem. It's lovely.

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  79. This was so beautiful... I read this over and over again!!!! I felt like i was at the ocean....

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  80. A beautiful haunting quality to this ayla.

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  81. Wow, that was beautiful! So serene.

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  82. Oh, what a great way to start the morning. Thanks, and thanks too for the comment on my moon poem.

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  83. Mary, thank you and I am happy it helped you start the day :)

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  84. I love being lulled to sleep by the sound of water, so soothing, perhaps memories so deep before we were born

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  85. Christine, perhaps that's it :)

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  86. Nice Ayala. Your words are so refreshing especially after a rather long week. Thank you. :)

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  87. wow! peaceful...just as it should be
    thank you!

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  88. even though the ocean is never still, i somehow feel like i'm being led "beside still waters" when i go there...

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  89. Just what I needed to hear today - 'no judgement'. Beautiful!

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  90. Leslie...it's great, isn't it ?

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  91. That kind of peace is hard to attain. Your poem graces us with just a taste of it.

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  92. Thank you, Kat. You are right, it is hard to attain :) I am filled with gratitude when I do :)

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