When someone mistreats you, for example, lets say
Someone cuts you off in traffic, how do you take
The infraction? What would be your first reaction?
Are you caught in the grip of dissatisfaction?
Does the situation your connection forsake?
Does the incident mess with you throughout your day?
You respond due to habit. Immediately
You react to what’s happening. What happens next
Is a starburst of self-righteous thoughts and you feel
That it’s all about you and that you have to deal
With it all rather harshly. You may be perplexed
By how challenging your alignment seems to be.
There’s no buffer between the stimulus and your
Reaction, but with mindfulness you’d treat the same
Situation much differently. You would be
Able to just observe it. Emotionally
You are saved from dilemma and you can reclaim
Your connection with all that you’ve been living for.
Here’s one simple, serviceable definition
Of mindfulness. It’s the ability to know
What is happening in your head at any time
Without responding to it. A pleasure sublime
It is to respond wisely. You’re able to show
Yourself that mindfulness is the best solution.