by Jason Morales
how navigate emotions?
which road to take?
where do I start?
would she still love me?
what am I not seeing?
am I getting closer?
throws & parallels
what awaits me in the east?
Chieh / Limitations
Waters difficult to keep within the Lake's banks:
I examine the nature of virtue and
I make myself a standard that can be followed.
Self-discipline brings success;
but restraints too binding bring self-defeat.
Cultivating the proper disciplines
and the proper degree of discipline
are the concerns of this moment.
By limiting options,
I give more attention to priorities.
One who is all over the map
is no less lost than one without a map.
I avoid asceticism, however.
Deprivation is not wise discipline.
The key here is regulation, not restriction.
Roaming my own garden and courtyard,
I never stray out the gate.
Water follows Water,
spilling over any cliff,
flowing past all obstacles,
no matter the depth or distance,
to the Sea.
I learn flexibility from my mistakes
pressing on, showing others
I face a crucial trial along my Journey.
The danger of this challenge is very real.
If I maintain my integrity
I will overcome
sipping in every beaming ray.
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