If there are obstacles to meditation, then compose yourself in a comfortable spot near nature, and, sitting in stillness, notice how the tempo shifts, and then… …shifts again.

This is an important era to hone the ability to settle the mind and let logic go. Remember how to receive moments instead of problem-solving them. You’ll need nothing with you, literally. Forget about the pen & paper until later. Let haiku inspire the memory.

sideways rain

yet, the light sky

shows no storm

light grey

it’s just rain

which is fine


when the wind dwells

rattles the walls

unobserving christmas


the great liberation

by foot to work

and home again

by foot

branches that glisten

overhang the pond

rain still drops

Use all senses at your disposal, and recognize how they interpret, or shape the  surroundings. Can you look at the unfolding landscape with the eyes of an infant? Be fresh in this. In the subtle silences lie connections between what you perceive and the pulse of an undying cosmos.

Ancient calendars from advanced human civilizations have pointed to this time, this yuga, or epoch – as holding huge potential for growth. Combine it with understanding and you have an effective weapon. (Destructive forces will seem faint compared to the dynamo of creative potential).

Use insight to dispel fear. Insight can be gained most effectively through your own practice of meditation.

The exercise is for you. (Think only of the process of writing a short poem, and how the heart responds). Be witness to the process and you might glean a secret about the link between your life and the force of destiny.