I tried to stop the mind from thinking.

What a joke!

As if I could stop the sun from shining.

These two are powerful forces of nature.

Neither good nor bad,

And often quite helpful.

When the mind is not,

The best I can do

Is to find some shade

Under the branches of mindful presence

And all-inclusive Love.

Today,

I move through the world

In a sitting position

Seeking after Life

With all my senses.

I’m like a dog,

Sniffing every scent,

In search of its Master.

 

When I sit,

My ego fades away

But quickly returns

When I check

How long I sat for.

Sitting is a no-time no-ego zone.

Time strings the ego along.

Can I manage

To be still enough

To discover Life’s expressions

And then express its revelations?

No.

Not until all my efforts are

Given back to Life itself.

I have been on a cleanse

For some time now.

I empty myself

Of what should be

And selectively consume

What is

In case you’re wondering,

I feel pretty healthy.

 

When she went away,

She left me one thing:

She said,

“Love is unbounded and abundant.

It is your only inheritance.”

Since then,

I have been burning through it

Like there is no tomorrow.

I relax the muscles

Of the mind;

Rest the desires

Of the heart;

And stretch the limbs

Of infinite love

To wake up

In the company

Of your divinity.