Life happens only here, now. But your attention is always wandering to matters in the past or the future. How can you be here, now, when life pulls you in challenging ways?
An exploration …
How can I be here now, when I am confused?
Wisdom is masked by confusion, this can’t be refused
From a wandering mind, don’t be bruised
How can I be here now, when I am stressed?
Controlling situations, you can’t be your best
An anxious mind can get you depressed
How can I be here now, when I am sad?
Construing the world to be unfair, you may be mad
Listen to heart’s message, you’ll be glad
How can I be here now, when there’s so much to do?
Why! You’ve taken on more than you can chew
Know this and you’ll have a breakthrough
How can I be here now, when I’m at work?
Tasks, Milestones, Meetings you need not shirk
Starting work from surrender is the right framework
How can I be here now, when I’m getting yelled at?
Don’t take anything personally, remember that
Or from the place of calm, you’ll fall flat
How can I be here now, when I am irritated?
Let go of past judgment and you won’t be frustrated
In your newfound freedom you’ll be elated
How can I be here now, when I am in pain?
Fighting the pain, resisting it, your energy will drain
Staying present to it, greater ease you can obtain
How can I be here now, when people are fools?
Don’t expect everyone to follow your rules
You’ll lose peace and health, the inner jewels
How can I be here now, when I feel defeated?
When failure looms, you can feel depleted
Open to its lessons, with success you’ll be greeted
How can I be here now, when I feel stuck with my ego?
It is when you are present, the truth you’ll know
You are not the ego, but the inner glow
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