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My Life is Not This Steeply Sloping Hour
My life is not this steeply sloping hour,
in which you see me hurrying.
Much stands behind me; I stand before like it a tree;
I am only one of many mouths
and at that, the one that will be the soonest.

I am the rest between the notes,
which are somehow always in discord
because death’s note wants to climb over –
but in the dark interval reconciled,
they stay there trembling.
        And the song goes on, beautiful.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Selected Poems, translation Robert Bly, Harper Row, 1981.
 
Practicing mindfulness has been discovery of an inner security blanket - only sometimes accessible but always there... a consequence of stopping, experiencing the prickle of adrenalin, choosing a different response. Life is richer, not easier.

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