trying to stand tall
a wave in the sea
pride can’t hold water
so see we are one
and all part of the same
let me not swell and keep
selfishly all parts of me
generosity gives freely but
only if by submission
one releases attachment
to the gift, untying strings
the manner of reception,
but most importantly
take the courage to exchange
between us in trust
the high and low in all honesty
bolstered by boundaries
to close borders to those
who only give decrepit and cruel
undermining views,
those who are still trying to stand tall
and fret when the flow
raises you high

Photo by Ben Mack on

Published by Miles of Mindfulness

My name is Mike Bragg. I'm a Denver-based cycling enthusiast and a big advocate of mindfulness. I enjoy the outdoors, and I use mindfulness practices to help myself be more present with my adventures. I like to read challenging material, and I have a keen interest in ancient history and natural sciences.

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