Heart Healthy Haiku

by heartcurrents on November 18, 2009

 Heart Healthy Haiku

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Listen! a frog
Jumping into the stillness
Of an ancient pond!

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There is a certain serenity and simplicity to haiku that is very soulful and very healing.

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Joel Wiehaus, in The Healing Spirt of Haiku, writes

Haiku fits well with Carl Jung’s psychotherapeutic teaching of active imagination in which meditation leads to letting go so the unconscious can emerge and be integrated with the conscious in a transcendent function… When we speak of healing we are not concerned with overcoming illness but becoming whole …

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Medical prescription for the heart:

take one haiku daily

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Surprise! a heart

beating in rhythm:

silence, not silence!

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Haiku Links

The Healing Spirit of Haiku

Matsuo Basho: Frog Haiku

Famous Haiku Poetry

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