Magpie in the Stillness of a Winter Day ©2007 Terry Gorley
I wrote "Sanctuary," January 24, 1997. That I recall it was the first time I had ever experienced what stillness really meant. It was a magical moment of complete self-awareness.
I hope you will take a moment to feel complete stillness. To appreciate a quiet mind ... to be at one with the space around you.
Recently, I caught an episode of Oprah Winfrey. She suggested beginning with 1 minute each day for a month and then adding another minute the following month until you have gone through the 12 months ending up with 12 minutes each day to feel the Stillness in the silence of an empty mind.
Protection in the darkness
Engulfed by the silence of the black
No light to intrude on the solitude
Blinded by nothingness
Acuteness of feeling
The body and the black as one.
The body alone a lifeless form
But for the breath that says, "I'm alive!"
In the darkness
In the silence
In the solitude
Protected by the darkness
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