The Zenemy Within.

The zenemy within will not take ‘I am’ for an answer –

Much less, ‘it is’, ‘I’m busy’ or ‘it says so in a book’.

The zenemy within will not tell you what to think,

But it will tell you how to sit.

The zenemy within will tug gently at your sleeve until you listen,

And then hit you with a ‘one-hand clap’ around the earhole when you do!

The zenemy within will infuriate you.

Yet still it is your greatest friend.

And when you think, ‘Finally I’ve got it’, it will show you clearly you have not,

As it pulls you tirelessly towards the truth.

The zenemy within is not a part of you, but you are a part of it.

The zenemy within is the zenemy without,

As present when you bash your toe as when your mind turns day-glo!

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