by Doug Bursch
Calm yourself by thinking deeply.
See beyond the temporal
and engage the eternal.
Calm yourself by not thinking.
Embrace the visceral beauty
and engage the moment.
Calm yourself in silent meditation.
Empty your thoughts,
be still and content.
Calm yourself by moving,
doing and speaking,
be active and engaging.
through never giving up,
through holding on,
through letting go,
through moving forward,
through stopping and abiding.
Find the answers to your problems.
Live with unanswered questions.
Abide in a community larger than your fears.
Walk away from the crowd and choose your own path.
Calm yourself! Dammit!
I rise late, to compensate for a lonely, restless night.
I put something on the page to prove the worth of the day.
I am not a storm, but I am not quiet waters.
I am wave crashing inward and out.