Here’s the poem by Danna Faulds that was quoted on Tuesday evening:
SELF-OBSERVATION WITHOUT JUDGMENT by Dana Faulds
“Release the harsh and pointed inner
voice. it’s just a throwback to the past,
and holds no truth about this moment.
Let go of self-judgment, the old,
learned ways of beating yourself up
for each imagined inadequacy.
Allow the dialogue within the mind
to grow friendlier, and quiet. Shift
out of inner criticism and life
suddenly looks very different.
i can say this only because I make
the choice a hundred times a day to release the voice that refuses to
acknowledge the real me.
What’s needed here isn’t more prodding toward perfection, but
intimacy – seeing clearly, and
embracing what I see.
Love, not judgment, sows the
seeds of tranquility and change.”
Faulds, D. (2003). One Soul: More Poems From the Heart of Yoga. Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing.
and here is the quote by Tom Robbins:
“One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.” — Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues