Freedom in Zen Mind

By Shoko


To be free in Zen Mind,

Is to see that my current incarceration

will one day come to an end.

It has never been, nor could be permanent.

To be free in Zen Mind,

Is to know when the emotions of Anger,

Envy, Rage, Happiness, Sadness arise

That they, by nature, are fleeting.

To be free in Zen Mind

Is to view God as personal opinion

“Here or Not Here?” is one’s experience

that one can only experience alone.

To be free in Zen Mind

Is the ability to change.

One will do so in due course

So why struggle against Truth?

To be free in Zen Mind

is to embrace death, so that

Life is given free range.