~ awake in this moment, at home in the world ~

How to Meditate (A Found Poem)

September 1, 2019

~ each line in this "found poem" is the title of a meditation book on my shelf  ~

It’s easier than you think:

You are here,
Awake in the world.
Pay attention, for goodness's sake.
Peace is in every step.

When things fall apart,
Don't bite the hook.
Don't do something, just sit there.
Start where you are.

Happiness is an inside job,
A journey of awakening.
Nothing special,
A path with heart.

Be here, now,
Living beautifully.
No time like the present.
Wherever you go, there you are.

Think on these things:

The still forest pool,
Landscapes of wonder,
Full catastrophe living,
The doors of joy.

The wisdom of no escape,
The places that scare you.
Comfortable with uncertainty,
Taking the leap.

Everyday blessings,
Moments of mindfulness.
Thoughts without a thinker,
A heart as wide as the world.

Breathing through the whole body,
Everything arises, everything falls away.
Stumbling toward enlightenment,
Your true home.