Inspired by her Buddhist meditation practice, Emily’s third book ‘Meditation Mind’ is a collection of short, stream-of-consciousness poems about life, the dharma and our search for happiness.
These poems were all written at a time when Emily was unable to play her instruments because of chronic tennis elbow. Struggling with depression and desperate to do something creative, she started writing a poem every morning after meditating. She wrote over 250, each composed in less than a minute. She has no memory of writing any of them.
Emily has practised Tibetan Buddhism for nearly 20 years and the dharma has been a huge influence on her songwriting as well as her poetry.