Change In Each Moment

Noticing each moment as thoughts and feelings change, noticing how transient our experiences are. One moment we’re upset, shortly after that we’re fine, and the cycle continues. As we learn to embrace change moment-by-moment, it helps us embrace changes and new chapters in our lives that take us out of our comfort zone. Inspired by New Chapter, a poetry written by Denis Martindale (extract).

One chapter ends, another starts –

Just like another game of darts.

New thoughts take hold, new people speak,

Past characters play hide-n-seek.

New meals are made, new shows are seen…

Forget about life’s in-between…

Fade out the memories, let them go…

Move on to greet some pastures new –

The sky above is just as blue…

Transcend the traumas life inflicts

And soothe the wounds with gentle licks…

Patch up the heart that drips life’s blood,

Refuse to wallow in the mud,

Cherish the chapter that’s just begun

And close the book on the previous one…

Guide: Noelle Lim

Duration: 18 mins

Image credit: Julian Ame, Unsplash

Welcoming Change

Often what makes it difficult to accept change is the experiences that are triggered such as anxiety, sadness, fear of the unknown. Ruminating on it only compounds the suffering. This practice is about cultivating the capacity to welcome change, even those we don’t like, in order to ease into stepping out of our comfort zone and taking risks. Poetry for today is Change by Kathleen Raine.


Change 

Said the sun to the moon, You cannot stay. 

Change 

Says the moon to the waters, 

All is flowing. 


Change 

Says the fields to the grass, 

Seed-time and harvest, 

Chaff and grain. 


You must change said, 

Said the worm to the bud, 

Though not to a rose.


Petals fade 

That wings may rise 

Borne on the wind. 



Are you ready to change? 

Says the thought to the heart, to let her pass .

You will change, 

says the stars to the sun, 

Says the night to the stars.


Guide: Noelle Lim

Duration: 19 mins

Image credit: Malek Dridi, Unsplash