Only when the mind is still
can there be clarity within and without.
With the silencing of scattered and obstructive thinking,
we gain clarity of the conditions of our body, mind, and environment.
With this clarity, we can see our problems and difficulties,
and make use of methods to resolve them.
This takes practice and guidance.
A mentor is like a mirror that reflects your image.
In front of this mirror your “self” is revealed.
The string of thoughts and feelings, the collection of habits,
the momentum of mind–all appear clearly.
These things ceaselessly change, there’s no fixed point,
So at every moment exists the potential to change direction.
There’s the potential to let go of fixation–to let go of self-image.
And you then become a mirror for the world.
Every moment, a new beginning,
Every day, a new person.
Not cut off from the past,
Yet not bound to habits.
A collection of waste,
Can be a mountain of treasure.
It depends on if there is awareness.