One Mindfully: a poem
Learning Center - DBT Therapy Training
Nita Taylor generously shared this poem about Mindfulness with the truerecovery community. Thanks Nita!
An unattended, misdirected mind that is left to wonder and to stray;
Is amazingly receptive and accepting of everything coming its way.
The consequence is a state of mental havoc, if permitted to go left unchecked,
Leaving the emotions in total disarray, the nerves absolutely wrecked.
One – Mindfully is a DBT skill that is indispensable to utilize;
To help the mind through mastery, with the present reality to realize.
It requires some practice to learn to sustain a strict focal point of focus,
Which takes advantage of no drugs, therapy, or the undertaking of hocus pocus.
That can be performed anytime, anywhere, and without reservation.
It is doing just one thing at a given time, staying focused on the here and the now
Paying no attention to diversions directing thoughts to when, where, why, or how.
One – Mindfully is watching out a window focusing on the falling rain,
Or sitting in your car waiting, focusing your attention on a passing train.
One – Mindfully can be performed while watching a blooming flower,
As well as during daily maintenance, as you take a shower.
One – Mindfully highlights the five senses, granting recognition to them all;
Focusing attention on a specific task, not permitting lapse of awareness to fall.
It is mastered by taking control of the thoughts, occurring within the mind;
During which, if you find your thoughts wondering, then it is time to gently remind.
It is a centering skill of direction on what one is at the moment doing;
It liberates anxiety, apprehension, and dread; a cognitive course worth pursuing.
It is a means to an end, helping the mental havoc to lessen; momentarily subside
Bringing serenity and tranquility, the intellect a more pleasurable place to reside
If this expertise gives the impression as too ridiculous or simplistic to be true,
Accept it as a challenge, and give One – Mindfully a chance to work for you
Utilization of the skill, One – Mindfully, will prove these words shared are so
As with recognition and awareness, emotions are decreased and are let go.
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