Showing no mercy
These streets are cold as ice
Blood sweat and tears
They cost you years
Or your Life
I want you to keep moving
With your head high
No more losing
Using to get by
Your going to get that treatment
I know you can defeat this
Precious is your soul.
I will practice coming back to the present moment, not letting regrets and sorrow drag me back into the past, or letting anxieties, fears, or cravings pull me out.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh Zen, Tao, Chan …
Source: Coming back to the present moment
Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. At one place a beautiful young woman was standing unable to walk across because of a puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went up to a her lifted her and left her on the other side of the road, and continued his way to the monastery.
In the evening the younger monk came to the elder monk and said, “Sir, as monks, we cannot touch a woman ?”
The elder monk answered “yes, brother”.
Then the younger monk asks again, “but then Sir, how is that you lifted that woman on the roadside ?”
The elder monk smiled at him and told him ” I left her on the other side of the road, but you are still carrying her.”
Calm as the ocean of glass
Blank of ripples
A slumber of the mind
Easy as the earth rotates the sun
I write these words
Without need for purpose
Like life itself
Simply freedom is enough.
I want to get past this
So I can talk about it in the past tense
The walls are closing in on me
Im scared and I cannot breathe
Im just screaming for help
Is anybody listening?
Everyday is another chance to try this all again
Please be focussed Nina
Not all is lost; all is to gain from this pain
It is very true that the lotus can only bloom from the mud
Let your mind be free from this; you can always be free
Anytime you want; but you must learn
Lust not for anything but good health,
Honesty and love and wisdom
This is a letter to you sweet Nina
To take care of yourself and take care of this life
Heart beats like drums and breathes a breath of pure life
Carry on with your blazing torch
I promise you a better tomorrow.