finding myself, I offer myself…

  

Sitting quietly,one minute, one hour, no matter,

finding the quiet within
I find myself again and again.

Finding myself, I offer the quiet light

to those on the street, in the office,

all around me.

To the lost and suffering beings, to the

   bewildered

and questioning,

even to the bare tree with its leafless

branches filled with chirping sparrows.
~ Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara