(65) Stay Tiny

Had the desire to write a poem today. I went through several different sources for inspiration; didn’t quite know what it was that was knocking at my door. No surprise it had to do with teaching. This quote from Pema Chodron prompted my poem, which gave me insight into something I need to improve in myself.

Because of mindfulness, we see things when they arise. Because of our understanding, we don’t buy into the chain reaction that makes things grow from minute to expansive. We leave things minute. They stay tiny.

stay tiny

don’t cause harm

careful speech

non-reactive

stay tiny

voice modulated

too easy to raise

too easy to not

pay attention

to listen

words for this

teacher

stay tiny

let the small

things grow

plant those seeds

water with respect

fuel with love

shine like the sun

stay tiny

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