Don’t be so quick to jump into the fray.New York rain

Inside the melee you see only the next blow;
From a space outside, you can see the battle.
Stepping back is the best strategy
When you have lost sight of the whole.

You underestimate your opponent
When you think of him as evil,
And waste your energy, your heart and your essence
In opposition.
Without them, you are your enemy.

In a conflict, success comes from staying in the center.

©2013 Deborah Valentine Smith