My normal thinking mind
tends to be preoccupied, limited and self-centered
but there is also a background.

When practicing sitting meditation
my thinking shifts, breaks, thins, and opens
with increasing awareness of both Me, and Mind:

Me: cascading thoughts, sensations, and feelings
cravings, imagining situations I want or plan,
angst over inattention, intention, and attitudes.

Mind; without boundaries or center, space or time
intelligence and energy,
surrounding, supporting, pervading, and constituting Me

After meditation, memories of Mind live within Me,
but within Mind, Me, and everything else,
seem increasingly insignificant.

Yet the practice of meditation ends
I still live, just live,
just continuously practice.

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