Anicca

by Zach Beach

Occasionally,
when we wake
in the stillness of night,

in a quietness
that allows
the ticking watch

on the dresser
to make its
voice heard,

our soul dips its toes into
the void.
It’s a call we all get

at some point,
with questions on the other side
of the line,

is this,
all there is?
what if none of it

matters?
is it true we all die
alone and afraid?

Emptiness,
in truth,
is our forever teacher.

Married to fragility,
our bodies,
our lives,

barely held together
by the unseen,
unknowable forces.

Wading in impermanence,
the ocean becomes
more and more beautiful.

 

Artist: Jose Luis Sanchez Pereyra

Zach Beach is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, best-selling author, poet, love coach, and founder of The Heart Center love school. Committed to building a world based on unconditional love and connection, Zach regularly leads Power of Love retreats, heart-opening workshops, and transformational teacher trainings.

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