SILENT TEACHER

Somewhere else.

Something else.

Someone else.

So often we yearn for anything else

but

here and now.

 

Here and now is our teacher,

our silent, constant companion.

 

And yet our minds are prone

to live in the guilt of yesterday

or the anxiety of tomorrow.

 

And so we must

encourage,

train,

discipline ourselves

to listen for that silent teacher,

to be

here

and

now.

 

Or else,

somewhere else, something else, someone else

will come

and we will miss it.