Monday, May 26, 2008

Find a Better Job


Now
That
All your worry
Has proved such an

Unlucrative
Business,
Why
Not
Find a better
Job?
-Hafiz

This is such a funny little poem. I need to read it often to remind myself that worry really doesn't help anything. You know, the skill of meditation, of clearing the mind of thoughts - I used to think it was interesting, a fun experiment. But now . . . now it seems absolutely necessary for a happy life. When I think of how much of my energy is wasted by repetitive worry and projection, I feel very motivated to find out what it feels like to have a quiet mind. I am usually so far from that! I find that the time I spend doing Ai Chi (Tai Chi in the pool), I am a little closer to quietude. Maybe someday I will step out of the pool and take that peace with me. Until then . . . I'll need Hafiz to remind me.

2 comments:

ameeg said...

That is such a beautiful picture of him.

Anonymous said...

I love this Hafiz reminder - there is not enough time for worry! Since Sage's passing I've been more aware in small ways that there is not enough time for lots of things: anger, or frustration or disappointment. I've been able to spend more time with my family focusing on what is right rather than what is wrong because I am more aware that being with them is so temporary.