here and now

I attempt to

Join my awareness

With the living

That Life is doing now.

Life’s living is the cushion

On which I sit and practice.

Sometimes the present moment grips me and refuse to let me go.

In those times, my best option is to comply and be its prisoner.

Thoughts run backwards and forward, ignoring the now, never stopping here.

If we follow them we get lost.

Leave thoughts alone.

Stay here.

No thought,

No hope,

No expectations,

No fears,

No plans,

No needs,

No desires,

No tomorrow,

Only the Infinite One and Now.