Sunday, June 30, 2013

Get Hold of the Unsteady Life

Get Hold of the Unsteady Life


Almost always
in my idle moments
when my mind
is free to all comers,
turns first to the fields
and their grasses.
It’s their various colors
and bending,
yes, the amber waves
of grain,
a lake of stems
and crowns
lowering in broad strides
before a soft and caring
I don’t know where
this comes from,
but it is an anchor,
a steadying,
if not locked
Peace always.

To Ponder

            1.   Idle moments open one rhythmic way to a full-flavored

            2.   A life may look steady from outside, but the effective
                  one, by necessity, is also one of modulation.

            3.   There are longs and shorts, waiting and leaping, highs
                  and lows—all in a well-purposed existence.

            4.   These variations—always, some of them unexpected—
                  must be brought into a state of flow.

            5.   For me, it’s the grasses—the imagining of them—that
                  often bring me back to the job before me—that of

            6.   It’s a soft touch, usually the best way—to address
                  formidable challenges, for achieving sought virtue with a
                  warm heart.

            7.   What’s your modulator? Do you have one? It’s the better
                  part of wisdom. Find and claim it.

© 2013 Allan Cox, Allan Cox & Associates Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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