This Day, in Peace

Joy…

First, the illustration, it’s from another Haiku challenge from my sister:

Autumn evening,
there’s joy also
in loneliness.

Thank you to my friend Vincent V.G. for helping me with the sky 🙂

Now for a verse I wrote:

This day, in peace.
Whatever comes up,
Letting go of everything.

I keep this written on a piece of paper in my pocket, it occurred to me a few nights ago, after a particularly difficult day of homeschooling and home-working life.

It seems to me the only important thing right now (and really, always!) is to live in a peaceful, calm state of mind Today… which is made up of this moment. Looking after every moment – every ‘now’ – it’s all we have (the past is no longer here, the future has not yet come… )

And whatever comes up – news from the outside world, internal fears and confusions or difficult emotions – let them go as soon as possible and come back to the peaceful present moment which is full of wonderful things.

And the biggest thing to let go of all – the idea that we are in control of anything in this life and this world. It’s like the famous line, ‘you can’t stop the waves but you can learn now to surf’. Let go, and live in peace.

This day, in peace.
Whatever comes up,
Letting go of everything.

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