The Bodhi Tree*
I Am the One Who knows and understands pain.
I am the one who is bundled in the weight of
physical life. I take time to sit under the tree
and to wait for the seasons to come to pass
and the tree to bear fruit.
I have the Wisdom to detach from everyday life.
I have the Wisdom to remove myself from
toxic and painful situations which I cannot change.
I Am the One who accepts that which I cannot
change. I am the one who has the Wisdom
to know that growth is mostly invisible
and that the buds of spring appear overnight.
I am the One who knows that life comes and goes and that
change is always with us.
I bring you the gifts of acceptance, patience
As one thing dies, another is born.
*The tree of enlightenment;
the tree of wisdom;
the tree of detachment.