Keeping Quiet

3 Min
Meditation
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Dea Rivera
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Becoming still and quiet can allow us to notice that awareness is right here- Pablo Neruda said it eloquently in his poem, "Keeping Quiet"... Breathe as I count to twelve.
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35 reflections
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Tyler
Tolerance
Intolerance originates from our insecurities and we become judgmental of those around us. Be confident and self aware so that we may not cast judgement on others.
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Everett
You’ll want to see it
This mirror of mine has me at times, must be nice to have me
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Susie
Keeping Quiet
I like quiet! This is nothing new to me but I need to remind myself to take moments of quiet during my busy days. It just feels good to take these breaks.
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Jackie
Challenge each day
I want to break out of the mindlessness of my busy days and try to just be quiet throughout the day. It’s so difficult! 🧐
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Tammy
Keeping quiet
It is hard in our busy lives to remain still, quiet at peace. My mind is always striving to be busy, thinking. Hard to imagine total stillness and peace with a quiet mind. But, I keep striving to achieve this very thing.
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Kellee
Thirsty Thursday 12-21-17
I yearn for the quietness. Thank you, Dea! This was great to get up while all was sleeping, a dust of snow on the ground, a cup of coffee and finally some good QUIET time to myself. This is good in the morning or at night. Have a nice day, EVERYONE!🐬
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Renee
Too Soft
It was frustrating to know that this was a beautiful poem, but that it could hardly be heard. The speaker was lovely, but much too soft. I do love the incorporation of poetry into the practices, but on must be able to hear them! Please!
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Ana Laura
Keeping quiet and still
This really showed me that sometimes just taking a look moment of silence can actually really relax the body and I felt a lot better after this because I have been a bit sick these past few days.
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Paul
Not for me
I learned that I don’t ‘get’ poetry. Kind of wish I did, but it does nothing for me.
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Hannah
Day Two
I learned that poems can be used as a good source of meditation.
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Miranda
Neruda!
I’m a Spanish teacher and it was so lovely to think of Neruda in the context of a meditation.
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Harvey
Keeping Quiet
A lovely poem with a wonderful teacher however recorded external noise while a “ Keeping Quiet” poem reading is somewhat contradictory to the point.
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Harvey
Keeping Quiet
A lovely poem with a wonderful teacher however recorded external noise while a “ Keeping Quiet” poem reading is somewhat contradictory to the point.
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Harvey
Keeping Quiet
A lovely poem with a wonderful teacher however recorded external noise while a “ Keeping Quiet” poem reading is somewhat contradictory to the point.
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Craig
Prefer breathing
Meditation was relaxing but I prefer the meditations that focus on breathe and relieving stress.
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Debb
Keeping Quiet
I embrace the notion of keeping quiet . Unfortunately for me this meditation had the opposite effect. The facilitator’s voice was so quiet that I had to actively work to hear her. This didn’t allow me to quiet my spirit. Nor did the poem allow me to quiet my spirit. For me, the poem simply stirred my thoughts, reminding me of all of the negativity in our planet right now.
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Mia
The power of a poem
Lies in its ability to produce images, ideas, sensations. In this case, Keeping Quiet gave me the idea to erase all words on my mind with each breath. Also, suspending the sensation of time passing by erased hurry, my all-time killer.
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Alli
1/30
I need to stop dwelling on all the things I can’t handle and be more present
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Marisa
Day 31
This type of meditation was unique but it is not that type of meditation that benefits me
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Andrea
Quiet
I LOVE and have always lived Neruda!! This was a refreshing and touching few minutes out of a seemingly frantic day!!!
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Steve
More poems!
This was excellent and Neruda is a perfect choice for relaxation and meditation. My favourite session I’ve heard since I got the app! More, more!
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Taylor
Trust
I need to trust that I can just stop—stop so that I can learn about myself.
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Charlie
A victory with no survivors
Powerful words! I am grateful to have found a path towards peace. Today I will focus on compassion.
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Clare
Keeping still
What a wonderful poem. It really helped me to listen to this when I was feeling really anxious and pushing myself to hurry through things
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Veronica
Didn't absorb a thing
Mind must still be too busy.... for some reason can't recall what was spoken.
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Leslie
Pablo Neruda poem
12 seconds Take a vow of silence for 1 week a year (Thorpe)
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Sarah
Day One
It was hard for me to stay still and listen today. There has been a lot going on around me that is stressing me out and it seems like nobody understands. I feel like I’m the bad guy and I hate that very much.
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Philip
Barely remember anything...
I was listening to what it was saying but I could not process it in my mind. I just felt nothing. I felt normal.
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madelyn
day one.
i still feel empty inside, it’s like i don’t even remember listening to it.
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Jamie
Calm
It helped my body feel free and my mind soar, the voice and meaning behind it all helped me feel very fresh.
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Caroline
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The poem was a little strange but I did feel a little better. Left my friends in a panic and crying because of my anxiety so this helped me not think about anything which is what I need more often
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Vanessa
Keeping Quiet
I learned that sometimes you need to stop for a moment and take a deep breath and lay still and not speak and just listen to the quiet peacefulness around you. Even 3 minutes could change your entire day and mood.
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Matthew
Loss
Coping with the loss of a dear family member this morning...the stillness of this lesson was appropriate to my mood.
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Juliana
Day 3
This session again calmed and relaxed me but it was more the ocean sounds and me laying down and breathing deeply. I couldn’t hear most of what the lady was saying because the ocean sounds were way louder.
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Erin
Life keeps changing
It not fair life keep changing it not the same any more the it was before I am only person can change my self when I want to do & have my way