A forum dedicated to the creative expressions, inspirations, hopes and dreams of fellow Karateka.


Postby Jackie Olsen » Mon Jun 04, 2001 1:44 pm


Have you ever noticed
That nature reserves
The times of sunrise and sunset
For contemplation?

On these occasions
The winds are stilled -
The lake's surface
Is quieted to a glassy smoothness -
Even the leaves relax
Into heightened sensitivity
As the glory of dawn unfolds.

And have you observed
That the stillness of the water
Magnifies the beauty of sunset -
Making of that half
Above the horizon
A completed whole?
There is a reflective surface
In the depths of your being
Which is more cunningly contrived
Than the simple liquid place of the lake.

And if you learn
To still the winds of action
In your mind,
This mirror will reflect
Such beauty and peace and understanding
As the lake never sees
And words cannot tell.

Bradford Shank
User avatar
Jackie Olsen
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 1998 6:01 am


Postby dmsdc » Mon Jun 04, 2001 3:14 pm

May I be filled with loving kindness
May I be well
May I be peaceful and at ease
May I be happy

from "A Path with Heart"
Posts: 270
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2000 6:01 am
Location: Washington, DC


Postby david » Tue Jun 05, 2001 11:56 am

Much of what go on around our lives can be chaotic, sometimes akin to a raging storm. But even the storm has an "eye", around which everything flies. Find the the center, find the "eye" in everyday life.

An aside, "A Path With Heart" by Jack Kornfield is a wonderful book filled with "meta."

Posts: 2077
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 1998 6:01 am
Location: Boston, MA

Return to Creative Heart & Soul Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest