Hear the passage into silence and be that…….Rumi
when we take the simplest next step, to be in the only moment that sits in front of us, we escape from ourselves, come back to ourselves, relive the forgotten moments, and settle in to the deepest, most sublime inner quiet…..
For a few moments each day,
could we listen for the silence in each sound?
Could we match that silence
with an inner stillness of our own?
Perhaps then we would hear
that which longs to be known,
to be given refuge
in simple human awareness and inclusion.
To listen to another fully
is to offer the heart like a vast sea.
That offering enlarges us.
Sometimes the heart is stirred up as surf is in a storm.
Sometimes it is becalmed and shiny with peace.
But always it is asked to be moved
by the great rhythm of meaning,
the deep and constant waves
of life requesting to be lived,
known, and heard.
An inner voice asked, ‘What would happen if, in this moment, I didn’t try to do anything, to make anything different?’ I immediately felt the visceral grip of fear and then a familiar sinking hole of shame- the very feelings I had been trying to avoid for as long as I could remember. But then the same inner voice whispered very quietly, familiar refrain, ‘Just let it be.’…….Tara Brach