I sit,

wait for nothing to happen in particular,

knowing so well the drift of listless time,

enjoying the suspension of moments

and how everything stirs

from sleep into wakefulness.


I heard the call of meditation,,

it's clarity and seductive stance;

the coast is clear,

so still more I wait,

in stillness.




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Mon 11th Feb 2019 10:51

Phil. I'm pleased you took this on board. I'm convinced we have to tame ourselves or become overwhelmed. How that works is an individual thing. All the best. Thanks for the like Frances. Ray

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Phil Kay

Mon 11th Feb 2019 01:14

Love the feeling of stillness which has often been my own balm. Captured so well. As David so accurately stated "to be content in time and with time is a true gift."
It beats just sitting there waiting to die like so many lost minds.

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Sun 10th Feb 2019 21:46

Ah the lovely comments received in the vacuum of a suspended mind ( which I managed to wrench myself out of to be replaced by daily living).

Keith, I often how we savour inactivity in our different ways, so its nice to have an ally in this, thanks.

Brian, I forgot to mention I was gazing down at slippers ..... cheers.

Yes David, you do make an important point. The mind is really is what is most at risk, but yoga and its followers seems to link the physical balance and stillness with a mental freeing up . I have experienced it, and having done so, have to resurrect it when in states of agitation. I'll get my coat.

Thank you all for the likes: MGS, Kevin, Anya and Dorothy.


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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 10th Feb 2019 06:47

Waiting for Godot Ray?

You know he never comes. It is a difficult thing to do to immerse oneself in nothing but the passing of time. I also think (if you have a questioning mind) it can be quite dangerous and might leave you unhinged attempting to answer unanswerable questions.

Day time TV mate, that's what you need...or start drinking heavily with imaginary friends.

On a more serious note to be content in time and with time is a true gift.


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Brian Maryon

Sat 9th Feb 2019 22:33

That's retirement for you Ray...I expect you had enough practise to embrace it by now.

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keith jeffries

Sat 9th Feb 2019 22:29

An Ode to Inertia. I often find myself in such moments of suspensión. You are not alone..

I enjoyed this. Thank you


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