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Sitting in a Chair of Reality

I know you had at some point that timeless restlessness

of trying to find a way to be comfortable in a Chair of Reality

and your mind just couldn’t quite find a way

of how to settle down into whatever is


But here’s what you missed

you are

already sitting

You the Consciousness

are already long at rest

winking at the essence of all your love


with a lazy Buddha smile


No punctuation in zazen

just flow and non-flow

of Ordinary Perfection

Sitting in a Chair of Reality

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2012). Sitting in a Chair of Reality. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 1, 2020, from


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