Zazen is compass-ionate
Yes, folks, indeed it is.
Take what is tumultuous, sit it down in zazen
Like a true compass, zazen points
And in that pointing, all directions thereby are known
Take what is submerged, sit it down in zazen
Like a bubble of air, tugging toward ‘up’
No amount of being rolled around by life’s undertow
Can mask the fact
‘Up’ is ‘up’
zazen, if not now, in this lifetime, then when?