Impractical Advice For Monday Mornings
Be gentle with yourself on Monday mornings,
For they represent beginnings,
And moreover how life never ceases to begin
Speak firmly more than kindly,
And you will see words finds their kindness,
In the firmness of the ground on which they stand
Appreciate your food,
And take the time to eat,
For we are constantly digesting,
And this way alone can practice
For the life we are already in
Greet all dark thoughts as eccentric friends,
Gothic weirdos looking for a place to fit.
Do not assume the sun is where they long to dwell
but sit with them in sparsely moonlit corners,
For theirs is the land of sleep
where we have pushed our nightmares,
Since we do not like their aspect in the crispness of the day.
But left in their proper place,
Their features start to soften –
All ugly creatures find their beauty in the dark,
When we cease to look at them through fear
Dance, as much as possible
Because all attempts at stillness are a living lie.
The only fundamental fact –
That everything is fluid
Most of all laugh,
Most of all at yourself,
For humour is perspective of the whole without seeking distance from it,
Which is love as well.
That which cannot scrutinise itself
For it is everything