Guest Rap: “The Rules of Meditation Club”, a poem by Pete Bachman

The 1st rule of Meditation Club is: Compassion.
The 2nd rule of Meditation Club is: We treat ourselves with kindness.
The 3rd rule of Meditation Club is: We put our heads into the dragon’s mouth.
The 4th rule of Meditation Club is: We cannot fix ourselves.
The 5th rule of Meditation Club is: We sit up straight.
The 6th rule of Meditation Club is: We shift a little on our cushion.
The 7th rule of Meditation Club is: A rushing brook in the mountains of Hokkaido.
The 8th rule of Meditation Club is: Snow falling softly on a meadow in Argentina.
The 9th rule of Meditation Club is: We lose count of the rules of Meditation Club.
The 10th rule of Meditation Club is: There are no rules of Meditation Club.
The final rule of Meditation Club is: There is no dragon.

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A bit about Pete Bachman, in his own words:

Intuitive Introvert. Nerd. Former preacher’s kid who lost his baggage somewhere between Japan and New York City. Big fan of Bilbo Baggins, Lays potato chips, cargo pants and logical argument.

 

 

Thanks for contributing, Pete! As the holiday madness hits peak levels, this sarahs-head-bubblepoem is well timed. Just reading it calms me and encourages me to find further peace through meditation.  I hope to be hanging up my Meditation in Session sign every day.  

To our readers, I hope you find time for some meditative repose and self care to balance the hectic holiday season.  According to the Mayo Clinic, “Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may improve certain medical conditions.” 

Namaste,

Sarah

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