Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Thought for the Day - Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Meditation

One point of consciousness.
One star in the night.
A candle in the darkness
Small flame burning bright.
A sound with no echo.
A move with no result.
Single mind awareness
A breath seen, heard, and felt.
Standing here in empty space
Or drifting like an autumn leaf
No grasping, clinging, fear nor hate
Mind stills and stirs like
Movement in the deep.
Then back again to daily thoughts
Up and down the stairway,
Tracking, trailing, hanging on
To business of a new day.
But always there is refuge
In going back within.
The mind that chatters
Stills once more,
On going back within.

Tom Barrett