Me and Zen

Me and Zen



I was clumsy, and I bowed awkwardly and I had no idea what I was doing there.


My mind was doing antics all the time and I was like a berserker maniac Viking who stumbled into the temple by mistake and stayed for he fun of it.


But I had respect for the Teacher and the Teaching, and everyone around me.

To the best of my ability.

And I stayed, because I though, maybe If I sit long enough, my life might be less chaotic and I might somehow find balance.


And I did, sometimes, more by mistake, when I was not trying.,


And it helped, a lot, looking back at it.


But only after I stopped chasing for enlightenment or this or that deep wisdom, and realised the simplicity of it all


Until I forgot again and went back to my old manic self.


Ground yourself in enlightenment, said my friend and sort of a teacher.


I still think he was being to kind,


I know nothing of enlightenment and it is more of a torture to sit still.


Unless I sit with my people.


Of any path and any conviction.


I am held be the Light of so many bodhisattvas, that I barely knew.


That must count for something


And I think it is worth being


Grateful for.


I give my homage to the dharma, the Buddha and my Sangha


And I bless them and hope they are doing well


Till I stumble upon them


Again.






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