A week; a moment Blur of daylight into night Flows into winter In this world that values busyness, it’s hard to focus. Mindfulness consumed by the God of more, of efficiencies. It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important and end up losing far too much time focused on the wrong things. When our actions […]
Achieving focus A few moments of stillness Hidden from the cold
I sit in darkness Concentrating on my breath Focusing my mind
Beginnings moving Forwards towards middles, motion Ends; begin anew
This is my challenge Stare inwards free of judgement Embrace compassion
Straightening out life Violates its core nature We must let it be This haiku is my response to Alan Watts’ quote “you’re only making a mess by trying to put things straight. You’re trying to straighten out a wiggly world and no wonder you’re in trouble”. I find this very relevant in today’s climate.
Claiming my own mind Seeking the truest power Releasing all else This is the deepest truth for students of Zen. Yet is hard to live this, at times, at least. Hence the need for constant practice and discipline. Mastering resisting our temptation to steal our future from ourselves.
By studying emptiness We become filled with beauty Autumn’s gentle rains
Staring out to see This delicious solitude Fragrant saltwater
Seeking out balance I am the light and the dark Embracing the Zen