Posted by Ben Naga
Lost in considerations
Posted on June 18, 2017, in Wee Poems and tagged Attention, Mindfulness, Quiet mind. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.
We don’t see the trees for the forest….
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“You should stop words and letters, and learn to withdraw and reflect on yourself. When you do so, your body and mind will naturally fall away, and your original Buddha nature will appear.” – Dogen
Good quote. Fortunately this gets easier with practice.
And well worth the effort. 🙂
Have found a free app that has helped me to be more disciplined with daily meditation. Have you heard of Insight Timer? Normally I don’t like such “artificial” disciplines but it has something for everyone.
Hope you’re having a good early morning there. Getting close to sunset here.
I’ll have to check it out. Thanks.
I got up about 2.30 to make yoghurt. The birds have begun their chorus. I woke with some words in my head: “It looked as if anything could happen. And probably would.”
Yikes, that’s early! Homemade yogurt is yummy though. (Isn’t it a weird thought that we’re both conversing in the present and seeing the same sunlight but for you it’s just getting light and for me the light is fading…? But I digress….
Made me think of
“How so near?
How so far?”
That is from a poem of mine that I don’t believe you’ve seen:
Actually it’s two earlier poems combined into one and entered into a local poetry competition whose theme was “Love”. You might find it worth clicking to see the “extensive notes”.
Thanks for the link, Ben. I like the poem a lot! Wasn’t able to click on “like” or comment but will try again later from my PC. Having trouble with my phone app for WP lately. But anyway, I see the connection. 😁
Good morning/evening to you!
P.S. And so, did a poem come from those waking words?
Not as yet, but it may well surface or influence something in due course. We shall see.
Let it process a bit…like the yogurt. 😉
Generally works for me. Time has its uses. 🙂
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