I once found a labyrinth
drawn on the sand at low tide.
The couple who created it
were delighted that someone
came at the right time to enjoy it.
I walked the winding path to the centre
and out again
with the conviction that
I would never draw labyrinths
that could be washed away by morning.
I asked the ones who drew the prayer
how they could make something that would not last.
They shrugged and smiled at each other.
“We just like drawing them,” they said.
Each day I
sit to meditate
meet Adriene for yoga
reach 10,000 steps
pause to notice
and now this one,
I am drawing a labyrinth
in the sand.
I will rise and draw
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.
If you are attentive, you will see it.
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