Practice

A Poem of Persistence





Observing the nature of your mind,


skillfully filling your mind with


intimate experience,


being consciousness,


is a lot like adjusting bunny ears


to improve the reception of antenna-based television.


There are a set of conditions,


traits not states,


that can help improve our “picture” into


what it is like to be consciousness…


but these settings—everything really—is impermanent.


A sore neck—darma pain…


A plan to place…


An unskillful altercation…


Ahh a selfless thought… that I cognitively labelled!


All send us scurrying back,


to practice.


Starting over.


(Without judgement).


Worth it,


every time.