Not my strong suit, but


Concentration empowers us to see into the true nature and origins of the object of our contemplation. When we really focus our mind, it becomes like a magnifying glass in the sunlight, capable of burning away many wrong views…

– wisdom for the day brought to you by: Thich Nhat Hanh


My legs spasm with pain.

I struggle to sleep.

I talk to my pain,

Like a mother to her child.

You are my body.

I hear your agony.

My heart fills with compassion.

My dear one, I am here for you.

You don’t have to scream.

I am here for you.

You are not my enemy.

I am here for you.

You need my attention.

I am here for you.

You are my pain.

I will heed your calls.

I will tend to you kindly.

You are a part of me,

As are my eyes, my lungs, my heart.

You are my precious pain

And I am here for you.