Mints come in many flavors and sizes
From small breath fresheners to outright candies.
The tiny "Enlightenmints" variety
refresh without aftertastes.
Similarly, enlightenment happens
In various environments, circumstances and people.
Enlightenment restores and refreshes but ultimately fades
like an enlightenmint leaving no aftertaste.
Enlightenment can mitigate anger, envy, greed, and neuroses.
and bad habits like drinking and smoking.
Even teachers have obvious problems
that can be alleviated through enlightenments.
Thich Nhat Hahn writes of levels of enlightenment
Ultimately clearing nine levels of mind and consciousness.
Enlihtenment mitigates prejudices, passions, neurosis, and traumas,
And hints of sacredness and pervading aliveness.
So we all live, and love, as best we can
With occasional gifts, enlightenmints of grace and sacredness,
From intensive practice, or just from living and loving,
For the benefit of all, with love and good will.
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