hotel st. cecilia

Day One Hundred and Ninety Four

Hotel St. Cecilia, South Austin, TX

One of my

favorite things about

MEDITATION

is that

even if my mind 

remains in full on

monkey motion

at least I am making 

my ass

be still 

on the cushion

sort of like

build it and

they will come

a quiet butt

can lead to 

a quiet mind

(there’s got to

be a joke in there

about how this

happens faster when

your head is up 

your ass)

So anyway

I sit 

EVERY DAY

even when there is

so much motion

in my heart

in my head

in my life

I make time 

to 

sit

and

I Breathe In

and

I Breathe Out

and the motion slows

and the emotion slows

it’s like this 

rocking

tree swing

you know

when you first get in it

the thing is moving

moving moving

but 

just

SHHHHHHH

be still

be still

just sit

don’t lean too far

this way 

or

that way

and

you will see

you can be still

I am not terribly still

all the rest of the 

time in my day

but every day

for at least twenty minutes

I stop swinging

or at least

I try

Thank you