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Embodying Stillness

Meditation By The Sea

If you go to visit a Zen monastery,
Where they call meditation ‘sitting,’ one may ask
“How long you have been sitting? I’ve been sitting for
A few decades or so.” “Doesn’t you butt get sore?”,

May be one’s response who is not up to the task
Of doing the work that is most necessary.

Sitting in meditation, one is familiar
With a method, but don’t confuse it with the state
You are in while you’re doing it. Meditation
Is a state of pure presence. You can be at one
With the universe, and you do not have to wait
To become more aware of who you really are.

The method is designed to facilitate the
State of consciousness, but at some point every one
Must be dropped so that you can be right in that place
Of immaculate presence. Its welcome embrace
Is available to you through meditation.
Method is simply the way of coming to be.

One evolves to the point where no method at all
Becomes necessary to be in alignment.
If you get too attached to your method, then you
Will defeat your intention. What you may go through
To get there may be subject to some refinement.
It cannot be for you an impossible call.

Stop The Chatter

Mental Noise Reduction

When you contact a company by telephone
What you get is a lengthy recorded ordeal
That tells you to push buttons and listen with care.
“Menu options have changed,” so you’d better beware.
There’s no choice but to listen to what you are told.
They’ll treat you like a robot for reasons quite known.

Similar is the commerce in the atmosphere
Of the world of your thoughts. They’ll not leave you alone,
And you just can’t ignore them. The seeming power
Of the ruthless thought engine threatens to devour
Your reserved psychic energy. You can postpone
All the negative chatter until you are clear.

Would it be nice to be in a thoughtlessness state
At your own will and easily with every try?
Benefits are enormous for spirit and mind.
When your mind is relieved of the chatter, you’ll find
Peace and utter contentment. There’s no reason why
Not to try this method. There’s no reason to wait.

Close you eyes and just watch your thoughts as they drift by.
Do not stop them. Just watch them, and don’t get involved.
Ask yourself this question, “What will be my next thought?”
Then do nothing but wait. Not an answer is sought.
Now the issue of noise in your mind is resolved.
The mind that is in waiting thought can’t occupy.

The Biggest Joke Of All

The Illusory Duo

Jokes I play on myself are imaginative.
If it weren’t for my trick self, I’d have none at all.
Some say I should get rid of it, But I cannot,
Because it thinks like I do. I’m all that it’s got.
Mostly it takes the big roles. I’m left with the small.
I ask myself if this is the right way to live.

But, alas, it can’t answer. It thinks everything
Is an intricate puzzle it only can solve.
When it can’t, it’s frustrated, as if it exists
As a viable entity. On it persists
In its ‘it-centric’ world where all things must revolve.
Onto some sense of purpose this person must cling.

So, there’s no getting rid of this subsequent dude
Come about like a tattoo etched over decades
Of abuse of his surface – a time tapestry
Of eternal becoming. The ink runs through me
But shows up not through thick skin. Freely it pervades
And presents as my ego. As such, I am screwed.

I end up doing nothing and leaving it to
That which is ever conscious and omni aware.
I can’t grasp nor rid myself of all I become.
I alone cannot get it. The getting comes from
Consciousness Universal which is everywhere.
There’s no need to get anything but a damned clue.