There is no point in reading a poem in a rush. There is no reward in skimming or reading its summary.Tweet It!
The magic of poetry, like most art, is that if we allow ourselves to slow down enough for it to capture our full attention, it has the power to transport us — to a new world, to someone else's perspective, to a different state of mind.
But for this magical moment to occur, we need to prepare ourselves. We need to be intentional about giving both our time and our attention. We need to tear down the walls of distraction, fear, and skepticism, making way for the words and wisdom to slowly find their way to our hearts.
Beginning with January's Intention Guide (also available as a PDF download), we have updated our monthly guides from cover to cover. We start each new guide with a poem we've curated, as a reminder to slow down and ground your monthly reflection.
We spend so much of our lives speeding up so we can move on to the next thing — but sometimes the most precious moments are the ones that slow down time.
Wishing you many such moments this year,
Begin your day feeling grounded and inspired.
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