N-O-N-E

A convent guest asked what being a nun meant
“It means N – O – N – E” and off she went ..
Listed things they have vows to refrain from,
plus no hair, no make-up, no ornament

Different appearance and more vows to help them
watch their thoughts, words and deeds
as these all plant corresponding seeds
with the overall aim to benefit others

They try to love all as their mother
the extra vows and prayers they do
are moral ethics to discipline their minds
so they can love all equally and be more kind!

Some think it may be too rigid
but does help stop their mental fidget
Claim their minds are calming
And if not mindful it can be alarming

It liberates one
to allow concentration on
mindful practice while
reducing worldly distraction

Seems to work for them
As they claim their minds become vast, free
So try meditation yourself and see?
Sit quietly and just be.

No one person can change the whole world
but by calming our own minds
letting thoughts be unfurled
contentment and calm is what we should find!

7.7.2006

Daily Prompt: None

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13 comments

  1. Mindfulness is infectious today 🙂 You’ve captured the attitudes well, I realise some people may be adverse to it, that it has too many spiritual connotations, but it doesn’t have to. As you say people need to try it. I was skeptical until I did. And you are correct, changing the world comes from changing yourself within first. I like the line: ‘Sit quietly and just be’ because until you’ve tried it you don’t realise just how difficult it is to ‘stop their mental fidget’! Insightful and humorous as always, thank you for posting, Kate.

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  2. You know that I am lapse Catholic,when I was a lot younger I used to say to my Father “I want to be a Nun, I would like to be in a Convent” to which Daddy would reply “you go in a convent girlie, they will all walk out”. These days we know the truths at least some of the truths of what has gone on. My Father was taught by The Christian Brothers, and I would say what a good education he had to which his reply would be “it was beaten into me” and I have suspicions knowing how very very reserved my Father was there was more than that. My Mother’s First Cousin entered a closed Convent when she was 18 “she gave herself”, she was never allowed to see her family except through a black screen. I would ask my mother what was the point of what she did “she is praying for the World” my mother would tell me. Right??

    I don’t believe in any one faith, but I do believe in God and Ido believe in Heaven, if

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  3. Sorry Kate, I have hit some key again, I was saying if I did not believe in God and Heaven for me there would be no point, nothing. I have had a lot of my hell I know God has his beautiful Heaven. Fascinating post.

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