Discernment

What produces a sensation
of expansion in my heart
is good.
What contracts my heart
is not worth following.
This simple means
of discernment
leads me more surely
than all the classics
ever written
by moral, political,
or religious scholars.
Trust in the guidance
of this breath.


Painting: 'Pilgrim in the Garden of the Heart of the Rose'
by Sir Edward Burne-Jones