Wednesday, August 26, 2015
BACK TO ZEN
BACK TO ZEN
LIVE IN MINDFULNESS
How many times I have come back
The crazy world
I find myself wandering in a forest of anxiety
Dashing about in frustration
Seeing no way out
Never noticing the path I am standing on
And the beauty of the trees around me.
This morning I got up, did some stretches, weights, and then meditated for five minutes.
I have fallen away from the beauty and contentment of the path less traveled, and become lost among the masses that trod the well-worn road that inevitably leads to anxiety and discontent ((Duhkha.)
I am over the hump of my seventies and seem to be aimless. I am reacting instead of acting; I am focusing on things I have no ability to change; the stream of the world is flowing by around my ankles and I am stomping at the waves; I have lost my mindfulness – and it is time to return… to Zen.
It is not a distant journey; it is only one step.
As I move back to mindfulness, I will post the journey.
Zen reminds us that if we don’t see the beauty and mystery of our present life – our present moment; it is unlikely we will live in the beauty of any moment of life.
NOW is holy