Can One’s Meditations Influence The World?
Can meditations influence the world?
One daren’t respond
And waits for answers there unlearned;
Through insight, seen, the mystical - alone discerned.
A world? Much to insist upon?
There’s misery, the suffering, the evil, the corruption,
And we know that all that we can do is cure our selves.
Purify the flawed and imperfect-ed self
Whose weakness and shortcomings are hard to shelve.
Can little we, alone on cushion, chair or sofa
Offer up this blemished being
To a seeing eye up in the sky
We well nigh can’t be sure of?
Breathing tricks, mantric techniques,
Sound and focussing and other tweaks -
Can each ache jerk a world into a working peace?
Endeavours and experimenting reach long-term
Through reaching in and out the brain?
We see a world that barely copes -
Whose future looks bleak, weak, with tweeting leaders,
Cheeky citizens who leak the latest happenings.
Science tries. The churches try. Social-minded allies too.
But here is little you, sitting as I’m doing now,
Pondering over ‘if’ and ‘how’
Wondering if our meditations are a mediation
Of conciliatory worth
And if they reach the big round earth
With leverage from this average me.
We’ll speculate a bit - and try, and see!