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Light Illuminates & Enlightens April 3, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Meditation, Mindfulness, Poetry.

Our spirits crave enlightenment
As we search all our lives for the light
And though the light is ever present
Sometimes day still seems like night
The light of life surrounds us
In each petal of a rose
From mountaintop to shining sea
It’s as close as the tip of your nose

Silence the mind, just be ~ focus on your breath
It bubbles with energy, and overflows with bliss

The light of life illuminates
Each grain of sand on the beach
In the stillness, and the silence
It’s always within our reach

Celebrate each moment
Live each day as your last
Focus on the present
And let go of the past

Silence the mind, just be ~ focus on your breath
It bubbles with energy, and overflows with bliss
Don’t dwell on past actions
And you will find the light
Live in the present moment
And the day won’t seem like night

No rules.  Just write!

Related posts: Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Light * Light (Creating Magic) * Light (Random Thoughts From Midlife) * Enjoy More Meditation * LIGHT (Adeeyoyo) * Light (Gospel Writer) * Gala de Barcelos (Piglet in Portugal) * Light (Jeanne’s Blog) * Daily Blessings (Flying Gma) * Light (PiP) * Light (Tilly) * Light Adventures (Mirth & Motivation)


1. carldagostino - April 3, 2011

I seem to be learning that the light of life has nothing to do with light bulbs, candles, sun light or even a lantern or matches.

nrhatch - April 3, 2011

Watch out! Your inner wisdom is illuminating us all. 😀

2. adeeyoyo - April 3, 2011

I agree, Nancy. It is hard sometimes to let go of the stress and just trust that all will be good, but I am learning and hope it will become second nature. Thank you for this post!

nrhatch - April 3, 2011

The last link ~ Enjoy More Meditation ~ is a terrific resource to videos about the benefits of meditation and mindful observation.

Once we control our monkey minds and silence the constant chatter . . . we reduce our stress in large measure.

3. barbara - April 3, 2011

Beautiful poem. I like your art, too. I’m signing up.

nrhatch - April 3, 2011


Spirit Lights The Way (SLTW) is a rather eclectic site ~ focused on maximizing happiness and inner peace, becoming more mindful of the choices we make, and honoring our inner wisdom.

It’s about FREEING ourselves from the illusions that hold us back.


4. Tilly Bud - April 3, 2011

A difficult thing to do, but worth striving for.

nrhatch - April 3, 2011

Like everything in life, mindfulness and meditation gets easier with practice. 🙂

5. 1959duke - April 3, 2011

Very well said.

nrhatch - April 3, 2011

Thanks, duke!

6. Penny - April 3, 2011

Don’t dwell on past actions And you will find the light. Live in the present moment and the day won’t seem like night. I love those words, they reach the depth of our lives, and have so much truth. Thanks for sharing. I like the colorful rooster too !

nrhatch - April 3, 2011

Thanks, Penny.

The more I live in the present moment, the easier I flow through life and the more often I end up where I need to be WHEN I need to be there.

I love that Rooster too ~ we made his acquaintance at an Art Show in Sarasota. 😀

7. gospelwriter - April 3, 2011

Light is a constant – isn’t it funny how we can interpret “I don’t see light” as meaning “There is no light”? Nice message here, thank you.

nrhatch - April 3, 2011

It is better to light a candle, than to stumble in the dark. 🙂

8. jeanne - April 3, 2011

“Celebrate each moment
Live each day as your last
Focus on the present
And let go of the past”

Wonderful words of wisdom to live by..enJOY your life!

nrhatch - April 4, 2011

Thanks, Jeanne. Hope your week is off to a wonder-filled start.

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10. eof737 - April 4, 2011

This is illuminating … just the light I seek! 🙂
Thank you!

nrhatch - April 4, 2011

Thanks, Eliz. Have a day bubbling with bliss!

11. Cindy - April 4, 2011

Very wise, Nancy.

nrhatch - April 4, 2011

The wisdom of the ages, surfacing again and again. 😎

12. Sandra Bell Kirchman - April 4, 2011

I love coming here, especially when I’m tired or heartsore. It’s like walking into a grotto blessed with Spirit. When I was a kid, I had this thing about a Blue Grotto. My folks took me to a restaurant that was called the Blue Grotto and it was close but it wasn’t it.

SLTW is close (roosters and all lol). Thanks, Nancy.

Btw, I visited Cottage Wytch’s site. There is a very peaceful feeling about that as well. I’ll have to subscribe. Spirit comes in so many forms.

nrhatch - April 4, 2011

Thank you, Sandra. I love that you feel that way when visiting SLTW. 😀

13. flyinggma - April 4, 2011

Love the post today. We both ended up with the same sort of post for today. Kindred spirits….

nrhatch - April 4, 2011

Thanks, Jeanne. Kindred spirits, indeed. 😀

14. SuziCate - April 4, 2011

A lovely way to live…I’m trying. Some days I’m more in the flow than others…still working on quieting the mind, seems to be a constant chatter box at times!

nrhatch - April 4, 2011

Suzi ~ You might want to check out the “Enjoy More Meditation” link. Also on my Blog Roll as “Happiness ~ Mindful Meditation.”

Some wonderful videos about practicing the ART of meditation, to calm the monkey mind that is chattering, chattering all the time.

15. oldancestor - April 4, 2011

Thanks for the periodic reminders. I think I’m less grumpy since I started regularly visiting SLTW

nrhatch - April 4, 2011

Awesome! Your posts cheer me up when the “real world” stops being funny. 😀

16. Tokeloshe - April 5, 2011

Great post!

nrhatch - April 5, 2011

Thanks, Toke!

Hope you’re enjoying your craft room now that spring cleaning is done.

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