Photo by David Kanigan at Live and Learn


Pre dawn mist and calm

Softens my heart for the day

Find your Middle Ground


There can be a special sense of buoyancy and gentle aliveness as we wake up in the morning.

Let it be an invitation to awaken to the unfolding of the day.

Opening our hearts into the unknown.

Without judgment or activation of the prefrontal cortex or calendar.

Give yourself permission to drift into the day and appreciate this centeredness.

With gentle focus and loving acceptance let the day unfold.

It’s a wonderful time to connect to your Middle Ground.

Allow there to be space for whatever wants to be known and seen from deep within.



About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

31 comments on “Haiku – pre dawn softening

  1. Thank you Val. A calming way to start my morning. Right here.

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  2. I so enjoy waking up this way. Thanks for these beautiful and gentle words, Val.

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  3. I like the idea of drifting into the day…

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  4. Your words gently awaken my heart, David’s image calms my thoughts.

    What a beautiful gift to read and see this morning.

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  5. Beautiful. 🙏🏻

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  6. I don’t mind that Carrie said it first, Beautiful

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  7. Love this. “Allow there to be space for whatever wants to be known.” Thank you for this gift to my day.

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  8. Always soothing and calming. Thank you Val.

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  9. I am up pre-dawn this morning.
    So your post is apt. 😀

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  10. Sweet, Val. A wonderful salutation.

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  11. Your words like Balm on the Soul Val.. ❤ Thank you

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  12. Beautiful words and David photo! 🙏💞

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  13. It’s like awakening the child in us. The spice of life.

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  14. Just beautiful.

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  15. Ah, yes. What a lovely invitation. Thank you!

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