With my head bent, my eyes low, I bow before you.
I honor the light within you.
I honor the path you walk.
I honor your life choices.
As I sit in silence, my world expands.
I am more than my body
I am more than my mind
I am aware I am.
I welcome my mind and my heart
To join together as one
Guiding me with reasoning
Guiding me with compassion.
At times my mind is inhabited with a monkey
Clanging its cymbals distracting me.
A comical crazed monkey flicking on and off the
Neon lights demanding I veer off.
Sometimes I go down the rabbit hole of despair
Losing my way into critical thoughts, and
Pointing fingers and oh poor me about
Pain and loss and life is no fair.
Each time I wander I learn.
Each time I criticize I remember
Each time I despair I find compassion
I am more than my body. I am more than my mind.
Namaste I say to the mirror
I bow to my wanderings
I bow to my despair
I bow to my fears
Namaste to my remembering
My bumblings in life are about learning
My compassion grows with each step
I surrender into the honoring.