Inner Silence

Here are two poems that hint at inner silence and connection.  Enjoy…

Being-ness in Action

Realisation of past behavioural patterns,

Exposure of my weaknesses and blockages to life

Culminate in a spark of understanding.

 

Then comes the command to abandon any hope

And submit to life in all its riches.

With poem and verse drumming and tearing at my heart strings

I submit – and feel myself drowning in light.

A fire has been awakened in my heart

Fueled by the absence of hope.

I glow, – energised

And feel my body aching to dance – to the rhythm of life itself.

And joy – such exquisite emotion abounds –

I am full of supercharged emptiness,

A blank page, a clean slate –

Ready for life to write its next chapter on my soul.


Eternal Now

by Adyashanti

Take a moment to check and see if you are actually here

Before there is right and wrong

we are just here.

Before there is good or bad, or unworthy,

and before there is the sinner or saint,

we are just here.

Just meet here, where silence is

where the stillness inside dances.

Just here

before knowing something,

or not knowing.

Just meet here where all points of view merge into one

and the one point disappears

Just see if you can meet right now

where you touch the eternal

and feel the eternal living and dying at each moment.

Just to meet here

before you were an expert

before you were a beginner.

To just be here,

where you are what you always will be,

where you will never add anything to this, or subtract anything.

Meet me here where you want nothing

and where you are nothing.

The here that is unspeakable.

Where we meet only mystery to mystery

or we don’t meet at all.

Meet here where you find yourself

by not finding yourself.

In this place where quietness is deafening

and stillness moves too fast to catch it.

Meet here where you are what you want and you want what you are

and everything falls away into radiant emptiness

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About Helen Cranston

Helen works as a Nutritonal Therapist at Cotswold Health Centre and occasionally at Penny Brohn Cancer Care. She also works as Coordinator of Green and Away and as Educational Development Manager for the Makhad Trust.
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