The Good Medicine of Mindfulness Poetry

Mindfulness poems invite us to bring our full self to whatever moment we’re in and truly live it. They encourage us to be more present, more attentive and compassionate, in the living of our days. They grant us a taste of being good enough, just as we are, in this world, just as it is—even as they inspire us to be more, to do more. They provide a refuge, where we can just be when we’re worn down. Join Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby Wilson, editors of Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, as together we explore how mindfulness poetry can sustain us on our journeys. No love of poetry required. No experience with mindfulness necessary. Just come and stay awhile, as the poet Mary Oliver would say, that you may go out easy into the world, filled with light, to shine.