Meditation. So: What do you do?
Just sit still, go blank, and stew?
Or breathe real slow and notice your breath
Until nirvana, or you’re bored to death?
Should there be incense, a candle - zen kitsch
to distract that inner voice wanting to bitch?
Or could it be simply about taking a break
to feel any itch and pain and ache
in a body at peace, or a state of release,
that allows your mindfulness to increase?
Sure, zenned out bliss may not arise,
but I do grab a rest when I close my eyes.
All things considered, whenever I've sat
it's been much better than chasing some cat.
- Inspired by the travails of Dan Harris, in 10% Happier, and a meditating dog.