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Silent Teachings

I started this poem back in August but only recently completed it. I had come across the following quote from Nietzsche in the book Round Ireland With A Fridge by Tony Hawks - "Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved." And, yes, the book is as hysterical as it sounds. I promise my next post will speak to the obstacles we encounter when we try to cultivate a sense of ease or joy. In the meantime, the child in me was so relieved to have finally finished this mini-poem that this took precedence. Stay tuned!

Silent Teachings

by Lauren Taub Cohen

Drifting listlessly upon a float,

I marvel at the midnight sky -

a bewildering expanse

bejeweled with starry secrets.

And I have the sense

this is what it feels like

to accept and allow

rather than resist and control.

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