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WHEN ALL THAT MATTERS by Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg

I have been holding my morning mediation for almost 5 years now...

It transitions as I transition. There are many things I bring to this sacred space, but one thing remains the same: I allow this space to release words from inside of me through writing. 

When I am centered and in the presence of silent waiting, this is what I feel: My thoughts are pulled from me, and I am brought to hold all of it in the breath of now.
Pictured is the author, Maureen

When All That Matters 
by Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg

when all that matters,
is pulled from out of you-
laid before you with eyes seeing,
beholding the vision of it-
the belonging it brings,
more than memory or-
thought or reason,
it is clear as the silver-
reflecting water in a pool,
as it reflects who you are-
silently rising to meet,
the cloudless sky,
earth and air merging into-
one quiet pause,
for the rest all falls away-
when the silence beckons,
you to be still-
and you take it with gentle hands,
as a lotus from the water,
as a bird perched-
on the branch of an oak tree,
touching the sun with gladness-
I take this clear moment,
and hold it in the breath of now.

(Find more of Maureen's poetry in our new book here) 
Pictured is the author during her morning meditation ritual 

Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg is an author and a prolific poetess. She is guided by her inner soul’s journey and her empathic musings about life. Maureen’s draws from her human experiences, bringing reflective, soulful thoughts of the heart and the shifts in life’s journey to her poetry. Her most recent work includes her own Facebook page called Heart’s Calling where she currently reaches almost 3,000 regular readers. She also has her own website here. She currently hosts a monthly  sacred creative writing circle for women using writing prompts as a means of inner releasing. Maureen has 3 adult children and currently lives in Oak Park, Illinois. She has recently published her first debut poetry book called Seasons of the Soul: Transitions and Shifts of Life which can be purchased here. 

~If you are interested in seeing your poetry appear in this blog, or submitting a poem by a woman that has inspired you, please click here for submission guidelines. I greatly look forward to hearing from you!~ 

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