Untroubling Your Mind
By Don Iannone
There is no need
to keep your mind full,
like your car's gas tank.
The mind needs no help filling itself,
which by now, you so well know.
This is what the mind does naturally,
like a horse filling its stall with crap,
when it isn't walked often enough.
The whole idea is
to keep the mind fresh, empty, and
receptive to what it encounters,
without replacing the mind's emptiness
with anything, other than
its original still emptiness.
all things come from nothing, and
after rising, return
to their untroubled empty state.