Every morning awaking with pain,
Some mornings more painful than others.
My mind, through my thoughts, try in vain to understand.
All the “why’s”, “what’s the point” and “if only’s”,
Invade my attempts to be mindful.
The only understanding that can ease the pain
And shift one’s focus is, “acceptance” that it is with me always.
Remaining upset about it or trying to fight it,
Simply feeds and strengthens it.
Still the mind and drop into my body,
Experience fully, my connection to all the beauty around me.
We all have burdens to carry but in our safe, quiet and still space inside,
We can lay our burdens down…and rest.