Mindful Monday: Moving to Cold Mountain

An Untied Boat

Once I moved to Cold Mountain, everything was at rest.
No more useless, mixed-up thinking.
In idleness, I write my poems on stone walls,
accepting whatever happens like an untied boat.

--Hanshan

What are you noticing about the clarity of your mind? Your level of acceptance of that which is?

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for Mindful Monday

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Source: The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan, translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications, p. 16
Photo credit: "Drifting Boat 09," Brent Ozar, 2006.

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