Virtue Haiku

Virtue Haiku

  • November 16, 2015

Head with intention. Chart your course by the North Star. Restore the virtue. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: If you plant the seeds of a rose, a beautiful flower will grow. If…

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Storyline Haiku

Storyline Haiku

  • November 9, 2015

Shirts, pants, sheets, and socks. Narratives strung on the line. Leave them out to dry. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: Too often do we live our life through narrative—stories we tell about…

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On Judgement Haiku

On Judgement Haiku

  • November 2, 2015

Like this. Don’t like this. Looking without noticing. Take off the lens. See. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: Notice when you’re judging experience. This comes in the form of evaluating whether you’re…

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Begin Anew Haiku

Begin Anew Haiku

  • October 26, 2015

Catch the wind and fly. Dancing kite—soaring, twisting. Crash. Begin anew. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: Success and failure are embedded in outcome, while learning and growing are linked to process. Every…

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Emotions Haiku

Emotions Haiku

  • October 19, 2015

Swim downstream my tear. In the current toward the sea. Dissolve and emerge. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: When feeling disturbing emotions, rather than wishing them away or clinging tight to them,…

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Ephemeral Haiku

Ephemeral Haiku

  • October 5, 2015

Translucent snowflakes. Descendants of time and space. All ephemeral. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: We lose our true connection to life by experiencing ourselves as separate and distinct from others and all…

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Thoughts Haiku

Thoughts Haiku

  • September 28, 2015

Dragons in the clouds. Thought streams floating upon time. Leaving without trace. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: It’s easy to believe in your thoughts and build identity around what you say about…

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Present Moment Haiku

Present Moment Haiku

  • September 21, 2015

Leave shoes at the door. The tatami awaits you. Settle into now. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: Notice when you’re lost in discursive thoughts of past or future.  Anchor your mind to…

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Letting Go Haiku

Letting Go Haiku

  • September 14, 2015

Dew clings to the branch. Night bows to the rising sun. It’s time to let go. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: According to Buddhist psychology, clinging is at the root of all…

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Pause Haiku

Pause Haiku

  • September 7, 2015

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall into spaces between. In breath.  Out breath.  Pause. -Janetti Marotta This post is part of my Haiku series. If you haven’t already, please read my “Introduction to Haiku” post. Short practice: To stop reacting on automatic pilot, take a pause.  Notice your thoughts, then your emotions…

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