Are you longing for some peace, some quiet, some relaxation deep inside?
Is it time to wrap up Christmas prep, pour a cup of tea, sit quietly?
To close your ever-busy eyes and breathe?
Deep in, Deep out.
Deep in, Deep out.
We breathe together.
Feel your sturdy body, ever-present, ever-here.
Feel your seat on chair or couch, gravity sturdily embracing.
Listen quietly to sounds arising.
How slowly can you read this meditation, my dear?
Do you have time for silence right now?
Stray thoughts, like wispy clouds, arise, but watch them pass.
Even intense thoughts may demand attention like a toddler–but just keep relaxing into heart, breath, feet, warmth.
Let busyness drain away for a few moments.
You’re here now. You’re safe now.
Perhaps notice silence lengthen between words, sentences.
Read and pause.
Feeling, listening, being.
Feel silence within.
Even if thoughts arise–they’re embraced by silence.
Can you feel the silence?
The ancient cradle of being.
It’s so easy to overlook–the silence that always carries us.
The silence that always soothes us.
It graciously holds anything without sacrificing itself.
If you sip your tea–notice the silence enfolding the teacup.
Silence caressing bird song outside the window.
Tenderly holding traffic, horns, wood stove hums.
Breathe, my darlings, breathe and
notice the silence.
See how everything arises in it, but never overwhelms it.
Like a mother’s loving arms, it comforts.
Oh holy silence at the center of everything.
This is my prayer for us now.
To relax into this inner peace that’s always here.
To let silence hold any fear or worry.
To watch its rich embrace soothe us
as the sun journeys back into our hearts.
We only imagine its disappearance:
The silence always cradles when
We take the time to notice what underlies everything.
Can we bring this silence, this Presence into our
Is there a manger inside us for this consciousness to birth?
Day 67 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore “What the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.