PRACTICE

It always seems odd that the teacher
asks me to think about my practice
when the heart of my practice is learning
how not to always think about things.
But the heart of practice is exactly
these oddities, for nothing is exact.
In the fourth vow I strive to attain
the great way of Buddha, but I know,
as the Heart Sutra reminds me, that
there is “not even wisdom to attain,
attainment, too, is emptiness.”
And so I sit in confusion each day,
and bits of delusion fall away,
like the hair on my ever balding scalp.

2 thoughts on “PRACTICE

  1. “And so I sit in confusion each day,
and bits of delusion fall away” I love that line! I’m at that point in my life where I’m not really trying to figure it all out anymore. I’ve been an active seeker for over twenty years now and have studied all the greats, but fall back on Oscar Wilde’s quote, “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” 🧐😝😂

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