Contemplative Poems As A Path To Self Connection And Compassion - Online

Contact Person: 

Holly Myers Send E-mail.


These trainings will be conducted through Zoom with both phone-in and video-conferencing options. After enrolling, you will receive instructions for connecting to the call.

Event Begins: 
Monday, May 11 9:00 am


Contemplative Poems As A Path To Self Connection And Compassion


With Holly Myers

6 Mondays May 11 to June 15, 9:00 - 10:00 am

I have found that certain kinds of poems deepen connection to myself, to my heart and to a longing to embrace life. I call these poems contemplative poems. They can be universally relevant to and offer an opportunity to connect with ourselves and with each other. I am forming a Contemplative Poetry group that will involve reading a short poem and reflecting on it for a short period of time, like 3 or 4 minutes. We will read the poem and reflect again two more times. Each reading gives us an opportunity to be with our feelings and/ or memories or aspects of yourself that you may later want to share with the group. We will have an opportunity to share together afterwards. Sharing is optional, not mandatory. Here are a couple of examples of the types of poems that will be used:


Enough, These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.
this opening to the life
We have refused again and again

Until now.
Until now.
David Whyte

In Blackwater Woods (a portion of the poem by Mary Oliver)

To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
Love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

Holly Myers currently leads contemplative poetry groups via Zoom. This on-line "class" is free, meets weekly for six weeks beginning Monday, May 11 at 9 to 9:30 A.M. (optional sharing extends to 10 A.M.). Once enrolled you will receive a Zoom link and each week a copy of the poem will be sent to you several days ahead of time.

Disclaimer: This event is independently organized. RMCCC assumes no responsibility for this event. RMCCC was not involved in its design or execution and makes no guarantees, implicit or explicit, regarding its quality or content. RMCCC receives no financial or other benefit from this event; it is posted as a service to our community and to support others in growing Compassionate Communication awareness.