A Matter Of Practice

Just as I’ve showed up

each day to write a poem,

I will show up each day

for Joy Meditation.

I will begin slow,

not take on too much,

and be patient as I learn,

taming my American way

of wanting to hurry

and arrive, not today but, yesterday.


For those of you who might be interested, the Joy Meditation practice is

on pages 342-345 in THE BOOK OF JOY, an account of the week

Archbishop Desmond Tutu spent with the Dalai Lama

in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday.


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