like a mother feeds her child
i want to care and nurture
and alleviate all of the humanity
of suffering and panacea
of burden of cyclic existence
of karma and all that comes with it
but would it be wise? i stop and ask myself.
mother’s love is endless to her child
but she cant shield the child from all the pain
since pain makes us grow and realize
that clinging, craving binds us to this world
cultivate your loving kindness to souls
to creatures , plants, skies, wind, rain.
in this quest for love,
how have we confused the feelings with objects?
we chase love by the wrong tail,
self-validating through objects and other beings,
forgetting to contemplate on ours souls,
to cultivate love, to meditate.
To love and nurture all that is in this world.
Poem inspired by my Buddhism class and my own reflections. What are your ways of overcoming cravings and desires? Do you ground yourself in reality, mundane problems, career, money, house? Do yourself a favour and meditate. It really helps to calm the tumultuous mind. Be mindful.