not away from –
nor toward anything.
I wrote this haiku riding the bus to work. I was meditating on grace, beauty and surrender. It came to me that, at times my responses to life tend to be toward something or someone, or away from something or someone, not realizing that there is another possible conscious response – exhibited by a white lotus, radiant growing from the mud and water – it moves not towards anything nor away from anything, it simply is a lotus, simply radiant like you and I.