"The Old Code of Good Travelers"
If you're tired of spinning:
If you're tired of being pulled
into dark waters of suffering:
stop biting honey-covered hooks.
If you're tired of shouldering heavy weight:
off-load what isn't vital
and begin what is.
Make the sunrise a temple.
Embrace the moon as companion.
Allow the peaceful sounds
of the creatured-night to enter you,
to remind you of your own
Place the Heart-Mind's Trustworthy Light
onto the Old Code of Good Travelers:
The antidote to depression is devotion.
Originally appeared in The School of Soft-Attention