Wednesday, January 03, 2007

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.
After all,
all things come from nothing, and
after rising, return
to their untroubled empty state.

12 comments:

starry nights said...

Lovely and so true. wishing you a happy new year.

Don Iannone said...

Starry Nights...thanks and happy new year to you as well. Hope you are well.

Pat Paulk said...

Empty ain't bad some days.Thanks for the reminder!!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Good one, Don!

jel said...

yep, a good one!

serenity said...

yes...I definitely fill my mind with crap. Great poem, Don, as always.

Blessings to you!

Kathleen said...

Great one Don...! say it like it is...! :)

Hope you enjoyed the Holidays...!

Poetry by Kai said...

hi don


this poem is well done...
happy belated 2007

MB said...

Stilling the mind, emptying it, is challenging. But refreshing!

Borut said...

‘Uneventful January 1 2007 - Artful Living Untroubling Your Mind’ ‘Just another day, falling upon us
moment by moment.’ Enjoyed nevertheless!:)

Anonymous said...

I needed this. You will never know how much. Do read "unverbalised" on my blog to understand.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. As always, they are very much appreciated. Wishing each of you a happy 2007! Happiness is what we are...It's our true nature.

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