Tag: Poetry

More poetry for Mindfulness – Horses at Midnight without a Moon – by Jack Gilbert

In the next few weeks we are migrating this blog over to our new website, so we have kept posts to a minimum. But as we head into our summer breaks  we are looking forward to taking time out, relaxing and working to ensure our energy levels are topped up for our autumn schedule. To…

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More poetry for mindfulness: Rainy days..

The weather in Britain in the past two months has been extraordinary. Talk of climate change was once more to the fore as we waited in vain for the crisp, cold days of winter. Instead of a white Christmas we had the warmest December on record, record rainfall and the consequent horrors of flooding, and…

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On letting go, and being here…

“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.” ― Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird Today we have been thinking about letting go – of people who can…

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Mindfulness in autumn – and a poem by May Sarton

We have written recently about how autumn can be seriously good for your soul, and indeed it can. However, for many it is a melancholy time, when thoughts of loss, or of letting go are to the fore. Some of the words we associate with autumn can feel sombre and muted – ‘fall’, ‘decay’, ‘mists’  –…

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Don’t leave it too late to live in the moment: Rooting our lives in the present

Have you noticed how quickly 2015 seems to be flying away from us? Someone mentioned it is just 19 Fridays until Christmas – which sounds terrifying, bearing in mind we hardly seem to have taken the lights down from the last one. There is an interesting article doing the rounds online called ‘How did it…

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More poetry for mindfulness – Beannacht by John O’Donohue

On this blog we have often highlighted the importance of mindfulness as a means to really engage with the world around us and to live in the moment – this moment. Mindfulness is becoming ever more ‘mainstream’ and it now regularly appears in the media, becoming something of a new ‘buzzword’ to support our mental…

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On the attraction of the inspirational quote…..

Here at The Terrace we have recently been experimenting with creating images alongside some of our favourite quotations. This is not only an interesting creative experience, but apparently, when trying to get noticed on social media, an image grabs the attention more effectively than a simple text update. In our fast paced world it is all…

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On transformation and facing your fears – the role of mindfulness on the journey to peace

Mindfulness is something we are deeply committed to here at The Terrace, and have offered a number of blog posts highlighting the value of poetry in the promotion of stillness and being present in the moment. So when we came across the poem reproduced here today, we just had to share it. Called Unconditional, it is…

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Poetry IS mindfulness – so soothe the mind & feed the soul…

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post published a Daily Meditation – it was entitled Poetry of the Earth and featured a poem by John Keats  – On the grasshopper and cricket. It got us thinking about how closely poetry is connected to mindfulness and meditation practice. For to read a good poem, that speaks to…

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It’s official – hugging a tree is good for your health…..

Here at The Terrace we are always keen to promote green business and are committed to being as environmentally aware as possible. We monitor our carbon footprint and source any products we use from ethically sound companies. But being environmentally aware is about more than the business. It is, literally, at the root of what…

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Mindfulness for an autumn morning….

Here at The Terrace we like to promote the practice of Mindfulness, either through our workshops and taster sessions or via the blog, where we have posted our favourite poetry  – words that helps us stop for a moment and simply take a moment to ourselves. We know now that mindfulness has a really positive effect…

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More poetry for mindfulness: Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda

Why do we find it so hard to be, simply, still? Here at The Terrace we are lucky enough to have an expert mindfulness practitioner, Miranda Bevis. Her experiences have been immensely positive, both personally and professionally and she is keen to share the  life enhancing nature of mindfulness, which is now being taken up as an…

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Make St Valentine work 365 days of the year….

More relationship tips for St Valentine’s Day – and today is the day… For many, this is a day that can really intensify feelings of loneliness, and we do recognise that.  The commercialisation of one day of the year upon which all our hopes of love are apparently supposed to hang can be frustrating and,…

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Poetry for Mindfulness – I go among trees and sit still…..

On ‘let’s talk’ we occasionally like to post a favourite quote,  a poem that strikes us as relevant to the work we are focusing on or simply words that mean something to us at a particular moment, on which we can focus our minds and enjoy ‘quieting’ our mind. Today we thought our readers (and…

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The many faces of autumn….

On ‘let’s talk’ we occasionally look at the way we sense our feelings are reflected in the work of artists, poets, film-makers and writers. Creativity and mood are very closely linked and many who find no other way to express their feelings find an outlet in creative expression. The season is now definitely changing. We…

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Can we grow ‘accustomed to the dark’? – Emily Dickinson & facing your fears

A poem today, from the wonderful Emily Dickinson, who wrote so eloquently about despair, depression and sorrow, but also, in this poem, hope and facing your fears, meeting challenges and finding a way through. It is about ‘groping’ for a way out of that ‘darkness of the brain’, and although those brave enough might hit their…

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