When my opponent shows hatred, I will show love.
When my opponent shows apathy, I will show compassion.
When my opponent shows fear, I will show confidence.
When my opponent shows aggression, I will show peace.
When my opponent is attached, I will let go.
They are not my true opponent.
My true opponent is within.
Within my fear.
My limiting beliefs.
I vow to look at my opponent with full-hearted compassion.
I vow to forgive my opponent.
I vow to show them another way.
The way of peace.
What time is it?
I glance at my clock.
The time is now.
I must change.
I must grow.
I must let go.
The constant flow of time.
A seed grows into a tree.
A baby grows into a young adult.
Breathing in deeply I embrace my impermanence.
Breathing out I feel joy pulsate throughout my body.
I vow to not waste my life.
I vow to live in the now.
For this is not my practice life.
A wave flows in & out.
A seagull floats above me.
A crab clings to a rock.
A sand castle withers away.
Nature’s many lessons all around me.
Nature can only guide us so far.
Bring yourself to the now.
The darkness of a black hole.
The blinding light of a quasar.
A massive star becomes a supernova.
A supernova transforms into a pulsar.
Dancing light into the darkness.
Does the Universe mourn the dying star?
Or does it celebrate the supernova for giving birth to new life?
Does a star truly die?
Or can it only transform?
For I am stardust.
Born from a dying star.
Dancing into the darkness.
A wave hits.
The wind howls.
A shark lurks in the darkness.
The storm surrounds me.
Will I sink into the darkness?
I throw my anchor into the depths of the sea.
No wave can break me.
No wind can push me.
No shark can hurt me.
No storm will out last my anchor.
Whenever times are tough, I can bring my focus back to my anchor.
My anchor of mindful breathing.
This anchor will be with me until my last moment.
Breathe in. Breathe out.