Mindful Awareness (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Mindful Awareness (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Mindful Awareness poem

Mindful Awareness

You watch your thoughts,
but they are not you.
You are aware of the thinker,
but separate from it, observing it.
You are objective, aloof, conscious,
deeper and higher, beyond
any cognitive static or noise.
You are love or joy or existence.
You are not your emotions,
or opinions, or judgements.
You persist as
unequivocal equanimity,
impartially witnessing everything,
wide open, serene, and sincere.
You look out
as it all parades by,
those feelings, dreams,
happenings, or suggestions.
Be alert to the fact
that you are the one
that is aware, and that
without that awareness
you would cease to be.
That literally is you–
all there is to you.
Now do you see
how essential it is
to express diligent,
devotedly dedicated
And to avoid
mind-numbing distractions
where you evaporate,
get plowed under,
stifled, and obscured?
Embrace that real
seat of your soul,
whose authenticity
is not of your own making.
Peer and gaze forth from there,
interfacing with all
that is not you,
to experience most fully
all that is.

by Polly Castor
September 17, 2020


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Meg Hanson 4 years ago


  2. Mary Beth Williams 4 years ago

    Bless you darling Polly! You, my precious friend, have laid this out so clearly – I am going find it extremely helpful. I have read something similar to this but the way you put it is so clear. Thank you for your commitment to reality and our true nature!

    Love always,
    Mary Beth

  3. Anne Merriam 4 years ago

    yes yes yes
    I love this poem

    • Author
      Polly Castor 4 years ago

      So glad!

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