Tag Archives: Zen

it’s fine.

 

hold still and listen.

you have time.

that dead weight pressing down from overhead,
the ticking clock,
the way it interrupts silence,
Louder,
Louder,
Louder.
an illusion.

you have time.

time to make, time to fill
there is always
one more minute.

talk to your friends
waste your moments
make french toast
watch TV
read books
create
vegetate

that buried alive feeling
the you-havent-done-enough
the you-havent-done-it-right
the you-arent-who-you-should-be

you made that up.
leave it behind and see how nothing changes
except a renewed sense of freedom
freedom
a cool breeze, a new car, a flushed cheek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fractals

 

The smallest story
Glimpses the universe.
Life gets infinitely smaller
No matter how close you look at it.
Little arcs and blotches,
Tendrils and curlicues.
Every raindrop falls with purpose
Lands with a splat
Leaving a hundred tiny specks
Microscosms of itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

On Charisma

 

What is charisma?
Charisma is
Integrity of action
Integrity of word
Integrity of thought.
Charisma is
Knowing so fully who you are
That other people are entranced.
The only way to know yourself fully
Is to forget yourself fully.
The only way to forget yourself fully
Is to accept yourself fully
And to accept yourself fully
You must know yourself fully.

Animals have charisma.
Some people have animal charisma.
Some people have no charisma
(an unnatural trait found only in humans).
A whole person
One who is wholly and unapologetically himself
Has charisma.
You can learn diction, body language, all the right behaviors
You can learn to sing perfectly
Or to act, draw, write
Negotiate, debate, present
All of these things help
But people can sense what is real.
Your core should always be on display
Because it is the only part of you that matters.
What is charisma?
It is what you are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

floating

 

I had a wonderful break. I’d tell you all about my awkward adventures but I have to catch up on work! O_O

 


 

 

everything is weightless here

rocks lift water

water supports leaves

a stick, hooked on a rock, held by the current, forever nods

creek cups air

air elevates clouds

 

effortless

gentle

trickling, wet plashes, and bloops

tender caressing breeze

leaves float downstream

leaves stick in gullies

leaves collect on the bank

 

i too sit weightless

being nothing is easy

i don’t mind the rocks underneath

neither do they mind me

 

the clouds in the sky

churn

ever mixing, never blending

overwhelming blue

swallows us all

creek, rocks, sticks, leaves, and me

 

beyond the hill sounds Dragon Fire

a Heavy Breathing Hot Air Balloon

Inflates into view

 

guess nobody told them

they don’t need to try so hard

to float

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Zen Waterfall

 

 

Electronic waterfall.

Zen you can buy.

Tiny.

Tinkling of elf bells.

Chinese water torture.

Tickling trickling.

Unwavering, relentless.

Uncomfortable.

Wetly cold.

Miniaturized peace.

Better than nothing.

 

Inconstant creek

Sun warmed

Life leaves ripples in the sound.

The water cavitates

Deeper bubbles.

Little granite cave

Darker tone.

Weighty cascade

Runs over boulders

As it pleases or not at all.

Alive.