The mind is like a teenager,
living in my house.
Always restless and grumpy.
Always looking for his phone.
Occupied with his friends’ opinions
and how to be seen.
Creating a mess around him
and complaining about it afterwards.
The belly is so wise and quiet.
Not saying anything,
not being disturbed.
waiting patiently for the rascal to grow up.
Sometimes he is out running with his friends.
Then the belly enjoys so much
and spaciousness spreading in the house.
Oh belly, oh belly!
I want to curl up in your soft lap
and rest forever
in your quiet embrace.
written by Leena in a letter to Swaha during one of Swaha’s Retreats.
Photos from Unsplash: Teenagers on street by rawpixel; The Koala by Chris Saur.
Leena is a writer. She also works in the kitchen in Dharma Mountain. More about Line (Leena) Nyborg: www.linenyborg.no