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Video poem: The Present Moment (with script)

Please gift yourself with a moment of stillness for 3 minutes, and experience the present moment.


Thank you for being here.


This poem reminds us to seek awe and wonder in the present moment. This is a favourite of my mindfulness meditation groups. I hope you enjoy. Either close your eyes & listen, or enjoy the video as you listen. I discovered this script from an unknown author then added modifications, lovingly. Feel free to take the script below.


Poem script: The Present Moment.


The present moment, as small and brief, as it may seem

a blink of an eye,

a flap of a butterfly’s wing,

a single breath,

is more real than any thought we’ve ever entertained.

A thought is just a thought, and nothing more.


The present moment is the only place where we really are,

It’s more alive than our past can ever be,

It’s more alive than our future that hasn’t yet come,

and we have so much to lose if we let it get away.



This is the fleeting window of time

where choices are made.

Because what we do in this present moment

Affects the very next moment.

and becomes the direction

we choose to go.


If we wait for the right time,

to follow our dreams,

to tell someone

that we love them, or forgive them,

then that opportunity may never happen.


In the present moment

our fears and worries,

can be met with soft acceptance.


A thought is just a thought, and nothing more.


The present moment, as small and brief, as it may seem

a blink of an eye,

a flap of a butterfly’s wing,

a single breath,

is more powerful

than we can imagine.


If we take a pause,

we have so much to gain.

We move from doing, to being.


So, in this present moment- right here, right now,

breathe.




Warmly,


~Wendy Quan, Founder, The Calm Monkey


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