Zen-Like and Irritating

Via Jay Winston
on Oct 7, 2010
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A friend told me I was being Zen-like and irritating when, just after yoga class, I seemed unable to form a solid opinion about where we should go for beer…preferring simply to flow along with others’ plans like a babbling brook…or something…

I can appreciate that…and so offer the following haiku in small tribute to the long-suffering multitudes who tirelessly put up with pretentious yogis, hippie Buddhists, and other annoyingly cosmic and mellow types:

Meditating, I
become a pain in the ass
to most of my friends

(…though suspecting doing so could make me even more Zen-like and irritating…there’s gotta be a koan in there somewhere…)

*adapted from an earlier version at Yoga for Cynics*

*image: Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800), Giant Daruma*


About Jay Winston

Jay S. Winston, founder and proprietor of Yoga for Cynics (http://yogaforcynics.blogspot.com), has a PhD in English, making him the kind of doctor who, in case of life-threatening emergency, can explain Faulkner while you die, is currently (semi-)(un-)employed as a freelance writer and editor, teaches creative writing to homeless men, tutors recovering addicts in reading, was recently certified as a Kripalu yoga teacher, gets around mostly by bicycle, is trying to find an agent for his novel, resides in the bucolic Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, State of Mildly Inebriated Samadhi, U.S.A. and, like most people who bike and practice yoga, used to live in Boulder.


2 Responses to “Zen-Like and Irritating”

  1. Brooks Hall says:

    That is the best haiku, ever!

  2. ARCreated says:

    Hehehe…or as one friend said "god damn it do you always have to find the positive side"…. LOL…well I try anyway 🙂

    Thanks for reminding us how annoying we can be….