This is the second of a two-part poem series looking into the psychology of the calm mind. Check out the previous poem, “The Psychology of the Worried Mind”, here.
Instead of personifying a mind that’s worried, “The Psychology of the Calm Mind” personifies a mind that’s calm. Again, a bit of imagination needed here as we psychoanalyze what it’s like inside a calm mind. If you’re needing more peace and serenity (as we all are from time to time), perhaps this window into what that looks like can be a source of inspiration.
The Psychology of the Calm Mind
While the worried mind seeks to find what will be tomorrow,
The calm mind knows it’s a fool’s errand.
No one knows for certain but Him the divine.
And so, it seeks to find what is today.
The more it searches the more hope for tomorrow it catches.
You see, the calm mind has mastered joy in what is
and hope in the pleasant possibilities of what could be.
And it’s convinced itself that these possibilities may actually be.
By E. Ballay
Written July 18, 2022