Empty Bowl Runneth Over

As i awaken

As i rest my head

My first and last words for the day

“Thank you for this day”

As the words in my head become less

They focus and become more powerful

The stillness and emptiness that surround the words become stronger

Peace overcomes me

My empty bowl runneth over





In a bowl the bright pearl rolls on its own without being pushed.
—Dogen Zenji


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