Bella Levenshteyn

MJ O’Hare shared the following with me
Somebody in her Memphis sangha shared it with her

When you were on your Yankev Glatshteyn binge
You were a model to me of concentration

May more of us realize the joy
Of being one-pointed!

Perry Schimmel


Multi-texting is for Mara
In Samsara

It’s not for a bodhisattva
In training

It’s not for a future Buddha
Whose abode is equanimity

Multi-texting, multi-tasking
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry

So much to do
So many chores, tasks, actions

You want to anxiety
To be pervasive?

You want to feel more insecure
Than you already do?

You want to feel like a tidal wave’s
Right around the corner?

Then do seven things at once
Go 60 in a 25 zone

Jam as much as humanly
Possible into a single hour

Pride yourself on exhilaration
(Which leads to exhaustion)

But the answer is simple
You know it and forget it

Do one thing
At a time

Do one thing
At a time

This practice is demanding
But you can do it

You can do it
You can do it

–from work-in-progress, Our Heroic and Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle against Tsuris

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