In four times that it takes for a thought to become
Registered in the psyche, magic can take place
In the way of pure freedom of seeing just how
My own thoughts that are negative must disallow
The least bit of attention. I know that my grace
Is in going more general. I’ll beat that drum.
If I start off by thinking of just having fun…
People laughing and moving about gleefully…
Then more thoughts like that follow. But if I get stuck
In a negative thought stream, am I out of luck?
Noticing when I am there may train me to be
Mindful of how, in general, life is to run.
If my thought takes a downturn, and I act quickly,
I can simply stop thinking it before it grows
Into much of a monster. I can start again
Going general until I reach the point when
I can do it unconsciously. Who would oppose
Having heart healing focus? That wouldn’t be me.
The specifics fill into my general view
Of this life that I’m given as I play along
Not opposing the present. The way things may be
May not be the reason for my not being free
To live life any better than utterly wrong.
In a handful of seconds, all can become new.