Thought


The dancer learns the steps

Thinks through the moves

But during the dance

Has to drop all thought


Even the thought

That I should dance well

Should cease

For the soul to speak


The sportsman practices his sport

Thinks through all the moves

But during the game

Has to drop all thought


Even the thought

That I should hit the ball there

Should cease

For the reflexes to speak


The businessman makes his plan

Thinks through all the moves

But during the deal

Has to drop all thought


Even the thought

That this is against my plan

Should cease

For the moment to be seized


The saint contemplates

On the mind and beyond

But for awakening

Has to drop all thought


Even the thought

That I seek salvation

Should still

For the truth to set one free


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