The Detritus of the Day

Thought fails to encompass
the entirety of Being

Words and phrases running
endlessly

Through minds awash in the
detritus of the day

Ruminations of mundane happenings
cycling without cease

Disrupting the Now with impressions
of yesterday and tomorrow’s imaginings

Fantasy becomes reality when thoughts
run amok

What is remembered becomes history
what is hoped for or feared the future

When neither is relevant to the magic
of the moment

We lose the precious gift of Being and Presence
to hopes and fears unrealized.

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2 responses to “The Detritus of the Day

  1. So true . . . .

    “The thought manifests as the word;
    The word manifests as the deed;
    The deed develops into habit;
    And the habit into character.

    So, watch the thought and its ways with care
    And let it spring from love
    Born out of concern for all Beings.
    As the shadow follows the body,
    As we think, so we become.”

    ~ Dhammapada Sutra

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