Connection

With Fresh Eyes

With fresh eyes
I begin again
in meditation.

Sounds and thoughts pass by.
Just like the breath.
I am the silent witness.

Waves of awareness
Swirl around me.

Can I follow a sound
From inception to conclusion?
What stories and assumptions 
do I attach to them?

Can I bring peaceful presence
To my everyday life,
To each encounter,
To each thought?

I begin again
With fresh eyes
And an open heart.