Gratitude.

I breathe in.

I smile.

How wonderful it is to be alive!

 

Joy pulsates through my body.

A smile lights across my face.

My heart beats with compassion.

My lungs full of gratitude.

 

Grateful for pain.

Heartbreak.

My breath.

And Joy.

Grateful to be alive.

 

I will smile.

I will laugh.

I will dance.

For life is impermanent.

 

Thank you life.

Thank you impermanence.

Thank you.

 

 

The Broken Dam.

 

Pain.

Anger.

Confusion.

Suffering.

 

The pain of loneliness.

Isolation.

Fear.

 

Building up like water flowing into a mighty dam.

Cracks form.

The wall deteriorates.

Until one day the walls scream in pain.

 

The dam is broken.

Suffering overflows into the world.

 

The river mourns.

The birds cry.

Innocent beings swept away by the waves of suffering.

 

 

I have no answers.

Only questions.

 

How can we prevent suffering from spilling over?

How can we live in peace?

How can we heal our nation?

 

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Anchor.

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.

 

 

 

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