Week 15 – Plane #1

Little Dharma and the Monkey Mind

I lie down to meditate and draw deep breaths.

Relaxing, ever deeper, I fight the monkey mind to a draw –

We come to an agreement: The monkey mind will quiet down for five minutes, and take over for the rest of the day.

And so I contemplate the silence…

The big, bold, beautiful silence.

As I step into another plane –

A plane of colors (purple and blue), of sound (my breath), of smells (coffee and fresh-cut grass)

Yes, I get my major five – five sweet minutes of silence and no thought.

When the monkey mind barges in like a rampaging bull in my silent shop.

I’ve accepted this, and lie, sweeping shards of thoughts aside,

Until the practice is over.

Despite the little imp of thought, this was a success, and I can’t wait until next time.