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Difficult Riding: a #RonovanWrites #haibun

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It is not easy to ride the dragon.

The silent wailing begins when I awaken. Weary aches and stiffness abound. Work dreads arise in a barrage of “what ifs.” I can collapse before the obsessive-compulsive onslaught. I can push through while ignoring it.

Or I can feel and sink into each sensation as it arises. I can welcome the Presence hidden in the heart of these sensations. I can let go of my neediness and rest in my abundance.

Like I did today.

When I listened to my wailing, turbulent energy harmonized within. When I encountered the days challenges, I took a breath and felt what arose. When I let go, I experienced the peace of the present moment, however fleeting.

It is not easy to ride the dragon. But it is worth it.

gathered clouds

I turn my face

toward the sun

for RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #245 Easy&Ride

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