The CrossRoads Journal

Mindfulness Corner: Poetry

Poetry invites the writer and the reader into a moment of awareness and intentionality.  When emotions are heightened from pain, joy, or loss it’s prime time to explore and engage the feelings in our internal world.  Within those moments we come across contradictions that ultimately reveal our humanity, authenticity, and connectedness.  Consider that creativity may be found in our most uncertain and overwhelmed feelings.  Noticing feelings in the moment and giving words to one’s internal experience through poetry can soothe as emotional processing gives rise to focus, purpose, and meaning.