The first thought is from the wind

When a thought comes to you it’s from the wind
The first thought is from the wind
The wind wields thoughts for all humankind
What you catch is the thought that you find

The emotions that you feel are from your being
Those emotions that you feel from your thinking
With those feelings goes a reaction that is sudden and sure
These emotional thoughts are the ones that endure

The second thought, the reaction you can master
If not the first that comes with the zephyr
That infinitesimal pause between in-breath and out
That is the space where you move about

Dear friend, occupy that space where you dwell
Keep it clear, pure, fragrant, well
That space in your heart, your mind, your gut
Is the spring for your emotional re-act

When the first thought is met with a feeling of sadness
Let it enter the smile within
When the first thought is met with a feeling of happiness
Let it enter the stillness within

Then the first thought that comes from the wind will be chosen
Your reaction as wise as an action
The first and subsequent thoughts, actions, feelings
Will be gifts you radiate in the wind for all beings
~ ©2014 Meenakshi Suri

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