Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Day

Buddha Buddy
Buddha Buddy

I wake up to coffee, Dharma reading, zazen.

Then I begin my day with a goal of mindfulness.

Something happens and emotions arise.

A mental flag waves and I am mindful for some moments.

I remind myself of my goal of mindfulness,

And before I finish reminding I’m on to something else.

Afternoon and evening approach.

Stretches between mindfulness get longer.

Small mind speaks in tired thoughts and TV diversions.

I sit and watch some shows with my wife before bed.

I wake up to coffee, Dharma reading, zazen…
Friendly Bows _/|\_
This poem is also on 30 Poems in 30 Days.

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