I went to a yoga and meditation day on the weekend. It was wonderful to spend a whole day practicing mindfulness and being in the moment. I learnt many new meditation techniques, including walking meditation which was wonderful. The teacher also read the following poem by Derek Walcott, and I felt such a wave of excitement and inspiration when I heard it.
Love after love
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.