I intend to feel peaceful. I want to relax
And let breathing release me from my resistance
To the nature of who I am. I want to be
In complete alignment with the best part of me.
In this moment I’m thankful I’m given the chance
To take care of this body that I overtax.
I need fifteen to twenty minutes – no longer.
I have trained my mind to be active. I can’t ask
It to be perfectly silent for very long
Although it could be longer if nothing is wrong
With the present surroundings. I do long to bask
In this state of pure pleasure now and forever.
Isolating on some sound will carry me there
Like that of the ocean or of the central air
Produced by the machinery in the basement.
Only absolute silence could try to prevent
My completing my exercise. It’s an affair
That I treat ceremoniously and with care.
As the mind wanders I refocus on the sound.
Many times it may happen, but that is just fine.
All I need do is come back to the here and now.
Once I feel some detachment I then can allow
Only thoughts that are pleasing and are truly mine.
I’m delighted that in this way much peace is found.