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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Friday, November 17, 2006


Breathing in,
I see myself as a flower,
I am the freshness
of a dewdrop.
Breathing out,
my eyes have become flowers.
Please look at me.
I am looking
with the eyes of love.

Breathing in,
I am a mountain,
Breathing out,
I feel solid.
the waves of emotion
can never carry me away.

Breathing in,
I am still water.
I reflect the sky
Look, I have a full moon
within my heart,
The refreshing moon of the bodhisattva.
Breathing out,
I offer the prefect reflection
of my mirror mind.

Breathing in,
I have become space
without boundaries.
I have no plans left.
I have no luggage.

Breathing out,
I am the moon
that is sailing through the sky of utmost emptiness.
I am freedom.

From the book: Call me by my true names, The collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh

I really don't know why, but I just love his poems.
These images can be used for meditation when you follow the breath. A much simpler version is used in his books about mediation.

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