You do not have to sit for hours
On a stiff cushion on the floor,
Meditating with your spine straight.
You do not have to go to India,
Visit the temples, wash in the Ganges.
You do not have to live as a hermit
Atop a mountain or sit at the feet of a guru.
All you have to do is pay attention
To each moment you are given to choose love, instead of anger, choose love instead of being right, choose love instead of judging, choose love instead of fear.
All you have to do is withdraw value from
What does not nourish your soul.
And what you will receive is joy beyond words, is joy beyond words!
Lauren Osornio @2017