Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Good Stuff

Many seeds, planted over the year,
and diligently fertilized with lots of work.
Have brought many fruit, ripe for the picking,
and much pleasure to be had.
Something else being born also,
that's not so pleasant.
The pain of grasping, for more good stuff.
Sitting, walking, driving, lying down,  I can feel
the burning from holding too tight.
Mind is on a roll and cannot easily let go.
Hardly a part of the body left untouched
by the gluttony of the hungry ghost.
Feet and hands offer a bit of rest
Breath too close to fire in the belly,
for comfort. There is only one thing to do,
to convince the mind, and the flesh.
Sensing, seeing the misery up close,
and slowly, relaxing the tight grip.


  1. Thank you so much for posting this. I often have the same experience. It can be really hard for me to let go of feeling good when the feeling passes. I cultivated my meditation practice in order to learn how to ride the waves of my emotions. The more I practice, the more nuanced and complex I find the process. But, at the same time it is also beautiful and rich.

    I love your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. Your writing has been a force in my life. :)

    Thanks again!

  2. Thank you, Ellen. This sharing of your practice with me and others, is a great gift. It certainly warmed up my heart this morning.

    I wish you continued deepening of your practice.

    May you be well.