you, the simple practitioner have been called a fool.
others look for your ambition while it is plainly seen
that your ambition is only this: to live in harmony, truth, justice, love.
others shake their heads wondering why you have no riches
while your riches are in open sight: joy, satisfaction, creativity, generosity.

others will call you foolish
when they hoard their belongings and take pride in their gems, power, security.
and your gems, power, security are more subtle–
only the ‘foolish’ can see them:
love, justice, humility.

living with little, you are greatly blessed
bossing no one around, you are respected
waiting patiently, you achieve much

if only more could be as foolish as you!