Mind is the forerunner of all things. Out of mind
Are created the many things that we believe
Are important. All human made things start as thoughts.
Often times though the mind may get tied up in knots
As you live your life. What you most want to achieve
Is a balance where with your nature you’re aligned.
When you sit quietly and pay close attention
To your breathing, a river of thought enters in.
The mind secretes thoughts the way the salivary
Glands secret saliva, but don’t let them carry
Any weight. Just keep breathing and you will begin
To lose thought and enter another dimension.
If you could hear the thoughts of someone next to you,
You would get away quickly. You’d think they were ill
In the psyche, but everyone’s experience
Is the same. Mental chatter gets really intense
Normally. It’s like a puppy that can’t sit still.
Yet you seldom think of anything that is new.
It’s like you’re stuck in a motel room late at night.
You can’t sleep so the TV becomes a plaything
But you can’t change the channel. So old thoughts remain
In you mind. It may feel like you’re going insane.
Mindfulness though is capable of offering
Lasting peace and a heck of a lot more insight.