One of the Three Characteristics of Existence
When I can let go of me or mine . . .
When I no longer have to identify with
a particular role or identity . . .
When my ego no longer forces its way through
to prove to myself . . .
When I give up my view or an opinion . . .
When I no longer crave to be seen or heard,
recognized or acknowledged . . .
When I am no longer attached to having things my way . . .
When I give up being right or wrong or striving
to accomplish something . . .
When I earnestly take appropriate action
and let go of the outcome . . .
When I stop objecting to how things are . . .
When I no longer wish for things to be different . . .
When I learn to just be . . . Still
Then, and only then, can I rest in peaceful, mindful
awareness without grasping or clinging.
I can be free.