The chance of humming

A

man

standing on two logs in a river

might do all right floating with the current

while humming in the

Now.

 

Though

if one log is tied to a camel,

who is also heading south along the bank

at the same pace

all could still be well

with the

world

 

unless

the camel thinks he forgot something, and

abruptly turns upstream,

then

uh-oh.

 

Most minds

do not live in the present

and can stick to a reasonable plan;

most minds abruptly turn

and undermine the

chance

of

humming.

 

Rumi