Mid-Month Meditation: “Breaths”

Editor’s note: We encourage our readers to take these mid-month meditations as an opportunity to take a short break from everything else. Rather than treating these posts the way you would any other post, set aside 10 minutes someplace quiet and semi-private to have an experience. Take a minute to relax first. After listening to the recording and/or reading the lyrics, take a few minutes to let the experience sink in. If it feels right, leave a comment.

(Chorus)
Listen more often, to things than to beings
Listen more often, to things than to beings
Tis the ancestors’ breaths, when the fires voice is heard
Tis the ancestors’ breath, in the voice of the water

(1st verse)
Those who have died, have never never left
The Dead are not under the earth
They are in the rustling trees, they are in the groaning woods
They are in the crying grass, they are in the moaning rocks
The dead are not under the earth

(Chorus)

(2nd verse)
Those who have died, have never never left
The dead have a pact with the living
They are in the woman’s breast, they are in the wailing child
They are with us in the home, they are with us in the crowd
The dead have a pact with the living

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

Note: The recording above is performed by The Flirtations.  The original was performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

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