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O.H.M.#21 - Take Time to Meditate by Lynn Park

By Charlene Lowe

WED JAN 20, 2021

O.H.M. is the acronym for Overtures Honoring Mindfulness, a collection of the written word that speaks to my heart, mind & soul.

Take the time to meditate...

Take the time to [meditate] to pray

it is the sweet oil that eases the hinge into the garden

so the doorway can swing open easily.

You can always go there.

Consider yourself blessed.

These stones that break your bones

will build an altar of your love.

Your home is the garden.

Carry its odor, hidden in you, into the city.

Suddenly your enemies will buy seed packets

and fall to their knees to plant flowers

in the dirt by the road.

They'll call you Friend

and honor your passing among them.

And when asked who's that, they'll say

Oh, that one has been beloved by us

Since before time began.

Give everything away except your garden, 

your worry, your fear, your small-mindedness.

Your garden can never be taken from you.