When we enter into this world
We see it as images in a still pond
Clear and pristine yet with no clue as to
What these images represent.
As we investigate, we cause ripples in the water
At times, making the water so dirty with muck
And the images so distorted that we
forget what they are.
When we sit, the water calms
The reflection becomes still and clear again
We once again see things as they are.
As we awaken fully, we come to realize
That the images in the pond are only images.
We awaken to the world around and within us
which includes and goes beyond the pond.