sit by the pond meditating.
My body is relaxed, breathing is smooth and easy.
I feel the rise and fall of each breath.
My spine is straight and supple – I am grounded.
I hear the waterfall, the song of birds, the cars go by without comment.
I smell the incense and the earthiness of the pond without judgment.
My mind is still, reflective, calm and serene.
A fly lands on my nose.
My body tenses, my mind whirls – “Oh, please go away”.
I feel the little feet prance across my nose – my body revolts. My nose twitches.
“Why, why are you interrupting my peace?”
Now I am unfocused and frayed.
“I was so calm and now I am not, you ruined everything”; the fly walks.
I get upset. I get angry.
I gently brush the fly away.
My mind calms, the body stills.
Wishing, blaming, worrying, and getting angry solves few problems.