A snake joined in a meditation session


A snake joined in a meditation session

photo of monumental sculpture
Snake as a spiritual being (Photo by Spoortesh Honey on Pexels.com)

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In the silent hall
a snake coiled in the center
in meditation!

Horrified one saw
‘Don’t move, don’t move, least it ’
all still, not breathing!

Basket over it
a wooden plank under it
outside hall, released!

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“Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there’s the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there’s the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing.” – Nicolas Cage

“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” – Gautama Buddha 

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Published by Chen Song Ping @ TPTan

Chen S.P. enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer.

7 thoughts on “A snake joined in a meditation session

  1. Love the quote. Just as happy not to have a snake join in the mediation, even if he wasn’t causing any harm. I do realize that many snakes are beneficial and they still frighten me.

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  2. Symbolic meaning is true.It is believed that Human potential energy is in dormant state at the abdomen and the shape of the energy is in coiled condition like snake 🐍. Through practice of pranayama (a typical breathing pattern) and yogic practice, the coil opens up and reaches brain 🧠

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