Are We There Yet?

By | August 19, 2011

How do I know when I have achieved Zen?

When I no longer ask the question.

When I am comfortable but not complacent.

When there is no more contradiction.

When truth ceases to exist for lack of an opposite.

When I ever listen and seldom talk.

When I am sad but still joyful.

When I am depressed and grateful for it.

When I see critics as admirers.

When I hear a spurt of anger as a love song.

When I let go of everything and wonder why I don’t miss it.

When the subject of my sentences is no longer “I.”

When the word “Zen” no longer has meaning.

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