Muddletation is a word I started to use when I repeatedly failed my attempts to meditate. If there were meditators, I was a muddletator. When people established a meditation practice, mine was a muddletation practice. I joked about it at the time, but it still nagged at me that I couldn’t sit for 5 minutes regularly.
After a health scare this year, meditation found me but from a completely difference headspace. This spring, I started to meditate. I started a gratitude practice and I also started to spend more time outside. The more time I spent outside, the more I began to notice small but significantly beautiful moments in nature.
Somehow regular meditation plus spending time outside created a perfect, creative environment for writing Haiku. With some encouragement from some fantastic people, I kept writing. I knew nothing about the form apart from the research I did online. The first Haiku I ever wrote was on July 4 2013:
Symphony of birds
Dawn breaks with soft light on lake
My coffee wakes me
I am still very much a student in this beautiful art form but I think I fell in love. Thank you for stopping by.