Friday, March 4, 2011

The Tao of Effort

by romantic poetess

pictures by rhoda penmarq






My Tao tells me
That when I feel
The pain in my head
In my neck
In my shoulders
It is time to find



The way to stillness
To refrain from effort
To listen and not speak
Listen to what
All those that surround you



Are saying
Are asking
Are wanting from you
Then ask
What do I want



For me?
Am I reaching
When I could be
Holding out my hand
To receive?



Am I trying
When I could be
Trusting?
Am I forgetting
When I could be



Knowing?
Is it an effort
When it could be
Effortless?





2 comments:

Old 333 said...

Perfect. A lesson I frequently need to relearn. Thanks, guys.

Peter

human being said...

a very beautiful duet of words and images!

think the answer lies in the form of hands: don't reach out... just be!