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.

Nothing in this whole universe

Moves faster than

The speed of Love.

So, slow down.



Love has already won.

I was on my way to the Light,

But ended up in the Dark.

I lingered there to find out what wisdom it had to impart.

It told me,

Life is the Dark that lives in the Light.