Taming the Tiger

Taming the Tiger

Like a tiger

Eating what it caught

Like your mind

Latching on to what it thought

Like a tiger

Hunting down its prey

Like the mind

Following distraction all day

So tame the tiger

Calm the mind

Come into the moment

Leave the busyness behind

Notice your breathing

Be with your pain

Sit with your feelings

Repeat again and again

Into the space

Where nothing exists

Return the breath

When those thoughts persist

The tiger now lies

With one eye open

Keep it calm

You must be softly spoken

But the tiger

Needs to eat

Just as your mind

Wants thoughts to meet

Practice the skills

Of taming the tiger

Your constant distraction

Will be the reminder

By Jonathan Lee

Tags: Mind wandering, distraction, discipline

Post Date: June 2016