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Verses for Eating Mindfully

  1. Washing Vegetables
    Washing these delicate greens
    With each drop, a mindfulness stream
    May every wash, a chance to redeem
    And nourish myself, mindfully it seems
  2. Looking at Your Empty Bowl
    An empty bowl, a clean slate
    A chance to start anew, and create
    May every meal, a chance to contemplate
    The blessings of life, and appreciate
  3. Serving Food
    With each serving, a chance to impart
    Love and kindness, from the heart
    May every dish, a chance to start
    A journey of nourishment, and impart
  4. Looking at Your Plate
    A colorful plate, a feast for the eyes
    A chance to savor, and realize
    May every bite, a chance to revise
    And nourish myself, in a mindful guise
  5. The Five Contemplations
    Reflecting on the meal before me
    Grateful for this bounty, and all that I see
    May I eat in moderation, and be
    Mindful of my actions, and live happily
  6. Beginning to Eat
    With each bite, a chance to explore
    The flavors and textures, to adore
    May every meal, a chance to restore
    My body and mind, and feel more
  7. Finishing Your Meal
    With each last bite, a moment of bliss
    A satisfied feeling, I cannot miss
    May every meal, a chance to dismiss
    The worries of life, and find peace and solace
  8. Washing the Dishes
    With each wash, a cleansing stream
    Of soap and water, a peaceful dream
    May every dish, a chance to redeem
    And find a mindful state, supreme
  9. Drinking Tea
    With each sip, a calming effect
    A warm embrace, we cannot reject
    May every cup, a chance to reflect
    And find inner peace, and reconnect.


Following the Breath

The breath that flows, a chance to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we breathe with love and care,
And find peace in every air.

The inhale and exhale, a gentle dance,
A chance to find our inner balance,
May we follow the breath with ease,
And let go of all that does not please.

The breath that flows, a sacred space,
A chance to find our inner grace,
May we honor this precious gift,
And let it be our mindful shift.

The breath that flows, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Morning Meditation

The morning sun, a gentle glow,
A chance to start the day with flow,
May we greet this day with love,
And find peace like a dove.

The stillness of the morning, a sacred space,
A chance to find our inner grace,
May we sit in silence and peace,
And let the worries and fears cease.

The morning meditation, a chance to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we start our day with intention,
And find inner peace and attention.

The morning meditation, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Entering the Meditation Room

The door that opens, a chance to see,
A sacred space, a sanctuary,
May we enter with reverence and grace,
And find a peaceful and quiet place.

The room that greets us, a gentle glow,
A chance to find our inner flow,
May we sit in silence and peace,
And let the worries and fears cease.

The space that holds us, a sacred ground,
A chance to find our inner sound,
May we honor this precious gift,
And let it be our mindful shift.

The entering of the meditation room, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Lighting a Candle

The flame that flickers, a gentle dance,
A chance to find our inner balance,
May we light the candle with care,
And let the light shine everywhere.

The glow that radiates, a subtle light,
A chance to find our inner sight,
May we let the candle be our guide,
And find the beauty that’s inside.

The warmth that spreads, a soothing balm,
A chance to find our inner calm,
May we honor this precious light,
And let it guide us through the night.

The lighting of the candle, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Offering Incense

The smoke that rises, a gentle flow,
A chance to let our worries go,
May we light the incense with care,
And fill the room with love and prayer.

The scent that lingers, a subtle touch,
A chance to purify and hush,
May we let the fragrance be our guide,
And let our minds and hearts abide.

The offering we make, a sacred act,
A chance to honor and impact,
May we let the incense be our voice,
And let our gratitude and love rejoice.

The offering of incense, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Praising Buddha

The Buddha’s wisdom, a shining light,
A chance to see the world so bright,
May we honor the Buddha with care,
And let his teachings guide us everywhere.

The Dharma that’s taught, a precious gift,
A chance to find our inner shift,
May we let the Buddha be our guide,
And let his wisdom be our pride.

The Sangha that’s formed, a sacred space,
A chance to find our inner grace,
May we honor this precious community,
And let it be our mindful opportunity.

The praising of the Buddha, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Sitting Down

The mat that’s laid, a chance to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we sit with love and care,
And find peace in every air.

The body that rests, a gentle ease,
A chance to find our inner peace,
May we sit with stillness and poise,
And let go of all the noise.

The mind that settles, a gentle flow,
A chance to find our inner glow,
May we sit in silence and peace,
And let the worries and fears cease.

The sitting down, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Inviting the Bell

The bell that rings, a gentle sound,
A chance to let our worries go round,
May we invite the bell with care,
And let its sound fill the air.

The chime that echoes, a sacred space,
A chance to find our inner grace,
May we listen to its soothing tone,
And let our minds and hearts be known.

The silence that follows, a moment to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we honor this precious sound,
And let it bring peace all around.

The inviting of the bell, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Listening to the Bell

The bell that rings, a gentle sound,
A chance to let our worries go round,
May we listen with care and respect,
And let its sound our minds connect.

The chime that echoes, a sacred space,
A chance to find our inner grace,
May we let the bell be our guide,
And let its sound be our mindful tide.

The silence that follows, a moment to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we honor this precious sound,
And let it bring peace all around.

The listening to the bell, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Letting Go

The thoughts that come, a gentle flow,
A chance to let our worries go,
May we let them be and not resist,
And find the peace that does persist.

The feelings that arise, a subtle touch,
A chance to let them be and not clutch,
May we let them go with love and care,
And find the stillness that’s always there.

The breath that flows, a soothing balm,
A chance to find our inner calm,
May we let it be our anchor and guide,
And let go of all that we cannot abide.

The letting go, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Adjusting Your Posture

The body that sits, a chance to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we adjust our posture with care,
And let our bodies be light as air.

The spine that straightens, a subtle shift,
A chance to find our inner lift,
May we let our posture be our guide,
And find the balance that does abide.

The breath that flows, a gentle dance,
A chance to find our inner balance,
May we adjust our posture with ease,
And let go of all that does not please.

The adjusting of posture, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Hugging Meditation

The arms that embrace, a gentle hold,
A chance to feel love and be bold,
May we hug with care and respect,
And let our hearts and souls connect.

The breath that flows, a soothing balm,
A chance to find our inner calm,
May we hug with presence and care,
And let the love we share be rare.

The silence that follows, a moment to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we honor this precious bond,
And let our love and light respond.

The hugging meditation, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Cleaning the Meditation Room

The dust that settles, a chance to see,
A sacred space, a sanctuary,
May we clean with care and grace,
And find a peaceful and quiet place.

The room that greets us, a gentle glow,
A chance to find our inner flow,
May we clean with stillness and poise,
And let go of all the noise.

The space that holds us, a sacred ground,
A chance to find our inner sound,
May we honor this precious gift,
And let it be our mindful shift.

The cleaning of the meditation room, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Walking Meditation

The steps we take, a chance to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we walk with love and care,
And find peace in every air.

The breath that flows, a gentle dance,
A chance to find our inner balance,
May we walk with stillness and poise,
And let go of all the noise.

The path that’s chosen, a sacred space,
A chance to find our inner grace,
May we honor this precious gift,
And let it be our mindful shift.

The walking meditation, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

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