ABC Book for the New Year
A is for Attention the first step to Awakening.
B is for Being Be still and know that I am That.
C is for Consciousness essence of waking, dream, and sleep.
D is for Dancing to the music of the spheres we swirl.
E is for Enlightenment for God said "Let there be Light!"
F is for Friendship treasure this wonder above all else.
G is for Gratitude be thankful for gifts that come your way.
H is for Heart for courage is the center of action.
I is for Insight from inspiration to illumination.
J is for Joy even when deaf Beethoven's Ode was full.
K is for Kindness more important than fruits of knowledge.
L is for Love that moves the sun and the other stars.
M is for Mindfulness this is the heart of meditation.
N is for Now where everything happens this present moment.
O is for Oneness out of which flows the ten thousand things.
P is for Peace not absence of war but of desire.
Q is for Quintessence the quest of the sacred spirit.
R is for Rain the spiritual downpouring of heaven.
S is for Space the empty canvas for time to paint in.
T is for Tao The Awakened One is here and now.
U is for Understanding more precious than rubies and gold.
V is for Vision the inner compass that guides our life.
W is for Wisdom the fruit that nourishes our soul.
X is for Xmas birth of Christos, the Bringer of Light.
Y is for Yes! be positive in everything you do!
Z is for Zen beginner's mind doing all things afresh.
Peter Y. Chou
Mountain View, 1-1-2009
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