There is no escaping reality

There is no escaping reality…

I tried to ignore it,
I tried to fight it,
I tried to grasp it,
I tried to control it,
I tried to change it,
I tried to hold on to it…

I tried to escape it
by understanding it.

I tried to be there,
I tried to be everywhere;
to be anywhere but here.

And in the trying and trying
to do everything but Be,
I found that only surrender
kept me in peace.

There’s no turning back,
there’s no jumping forward,
there is only this presence,
there is only this breath.

To float in the unknown
is the key to What Is…