Poems From The Porch
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The Misery of Misperception
It is so easy to act unskillfully
when distracted by emotional pain.
Knowing this to be true for me,
I apprehend, also,
that it is true for you.
Why spread blame in a world
where we are all subject to internal forces
that trigger and drive us?
Let us, instead, soothe the balm of compassion
on our open wounds
and offer the medicine of kindness.
Let us practice looking through the lens of Love,
and releasing the offense of taking things personally;
for truly, it is only our misperceptions
that make us miserable.
Perhaps this work of a lifetime
is why we are here.
This work is a gift,
not a curse.
May we embrace the present.