The Secret Garden of Spirituality

Jan 02, 2022 by Kyomi O'Connor


                                                               Photo by Kanenori on Pixabay

A Poem





is nothing

conceptual yet

an active process of

living here and now in

our practical mundane life.


The ancient three wise monkeys*of

seeing, hearing, or saying nothing evil is

not guaranteed for their spiritual awakening.


As we find the best qualities in people and the

situations, it’d encourage us to manage our own

propensity and promote our further awareness.


As we become fully accountable for our minds,

words and actions, we can humbly claim

the ownership and the authenticity

of our beings- who we truly are.


In these enduring practices,

gratitude would become

the source of comfort,

offering the key to

open access to

the secret



This is






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*The three wise monkeys: In the 17th century, its pictorial maxim was carved over the door of the Toshogu shrine in Nikko, Japan. The proverb of the carving was said to have been influenced by Confucius’s philosophy. However, the original meaning of the proverb derived from the Buddhist belief of seeing, hearing, and saying no evil in anyone. It often refers to other interpretations for a lack of moral responsibility of those who refuse to see the impropriety and stay ignorant.