On familiar grounds

with a promise
of recurrence
-seasons promise
coveted comfort

I let fleeting thoughts
algorithms for future
on familiar grounds

change disturbs
catches me unprepared
with suitable clothing
or temperature controls

A new thought strikes
I don’t have
decoding software
Reject it…

14 thoughts on “On familiar grounds

  1. Reena, do you think that could be considered growing pains? I know I like my comfort zone, but I also know sometimes it’s good when I step out of it. I enjoyed your thought-provoking Q.

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    1. Those are growing pains, but there are many who refuse to grow up.

      A few paragraphs I came across today by Rob Brezsny

      “Dumb suffering is the kind of suffering you’re compulsively drawn back to over and over again out of habit. It’s familiar, and thus perversely comfortable.

      Smart suffering is the kind of pain that surprises you with valuable teachings and inspires you to see the world with new eyes.

      While stupid suffering is often born of fear, wise suffering is typically stirred up by love. The dumb, unproductive stuff comes from allowing yourself to be controlled by your early conditioning and from doing things that are out of harmony with your essence.

      The smart, useful variety arises out of an intention to approach life as an interesting work of art and uncanny game that’s worthy of your curiosity.”

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