03 March 2011

The Secret

Stay very still.
What do you hear?
Don't listen with your ears.
Go deeper than that.

Once you push away all the sounds
      and the thoughts
      and the anxiety---
      even the grief---
You'll arrive at a quiet space.

Look around
(again, don't use your eyes,
this goes deeper than sight),
You won't see anything.
You won't hear anything.
But if you look and listen carefully,
you'll see something invisible,
hear something inaudible,
feel something intangible.

It is love.
It is reassurance
It is appreciation.
It is quiet companionship.
It is an interested listener.
It is the familiarity of music.
It is the awareness of beauty.
It is the one that you seek.

That is the secret.