RELIGION
05/19/2014 09:36 am ET Updated May 19, 2014

Daily Meditation: The Mountain

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a poem by 8th century Chinese poet Li Po. This short piece reflects on our own mortality in contrast to the immense forces of nature.

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Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain by Li Po

The birds have vanished down the sky.
Now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.

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