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Mindful Means

1 April 2018 1,393 views One Comment
In honor of National Poetry Month, Larry Lesser of The University of Texas at El Paso offers this poem (on the trending topic of mindfulness):

An explanatory variable has a response and
The space
Before response is deemed
Sought by degrees:
More time to reflect
If randomness is
Uniform, if correlation is
Causal, chance, or complexity yet

In the space
To scan
What’s there, what else
Could be: mediator or moderator
Not bearing burden of being
Certain, we seek habit
To inhabit uncertainty –
To describe, not deny –
And fail to reject.

Conducting a study of one
Being present in the moment,
Not lost in time series,
Letting noise and outliers pass,
Centered in breath,
Eyes shut to better see our mode
Beyond expectation,
Sitting in the lotus,
No longer standing for
Law Of The Unconscious Statistician.

© 2018 Lawrence M. Lesser, reprinted with permission

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