How awake do you think you are?
Do you think you are awake now?
Here is a game for you to play.
Try and see how long you can feel your breath
fill your body in a crashing wave
and pour out in waterfalls
before your mind,
wanderer that it is,
stuck in the tar of a spell of forgetting
goes back to its oblivion.
For these shapes are a road entering your eyes
and will lead you to yourself who you are striving to ignore
but only if you make an action
small but sure and everyday
try and make it 5 minutes,
feeling every breath.
Can you feel your chest rise and fall for one whole day?
Are your strong arms
ready for the task
and never letting go?
and give up
uncalled, unthought of, unconscious,
(even when you are sleeping)
at any moment we choose,
so too the soul may rise into our awareness, although currently unknown
all the while driving the force of every breath
(known or unknown)
Turn your direction to it only slightly
and your spirit drops in
as your own mind to your breathing.