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Try to Praise the Mutilated World

By Adam Zagajewski
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Though the world is full of suffering, we can remember its beauty, and praise it.

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"The Sun Never Says"

This Hafiz-inspired poem by Daniel Ladinsky shows the nature of unconditional love and that selfless quality of really being able to love someone well.

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Rest

Sometimes we glimpse that everything's okay just as it is. Everything's fine.

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What Issa Heard

We will always have sorrow, but we will always have beauty as well.

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From Blossoms

We can live purely in the joy of the moment.

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Mindful

We can become one with the world by keeping our senses open to the extraordinary all around us.

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Enough

This lovely prayer of a poem reminds us to let it be; powerful advice put so simply.

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"Although the wind . . ."

This poem reminds us that if we close ourselves off to pain, we will also be closed off to beauty and contentment.

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Tea

Let us all appreciate the smallest of moments, just as in this poem Thich Nhat Hanh tastes his tea as if the first time.

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Thanks

This poem reminds us to hold onto our gratitude, even in the midst of turmoil and darkness.

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Twice Blessed

This poem by David Whyte reminds us to be grateful for every day and every version of ourselves that is possible.

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Gratitude