The Old Code of Good Travelers

If you're tired of spinning:


If you're tired of being pulled

into dark waters of suffering:

stop biting honey-covered hooks.

If you're tired of shouldering heavy weight:

off-load what isn't vital

and begin what is.

Make the sunrise a temple.

Embrace the moon as companion.

Allow the peaceful sounds

of the creatured-night to enter you,

to remind you of your own

undomesticated atmosphere.

Place the Heart-Mind's Trustworthy Light

onto the Old Code of Good Travelers:

The antidote to depression is devotion.

Originally appeared in The School of Soft-Attention