I have to have some stillness everyday. Usually, I get that in the early morning before the sun comes up, when I engage in “Abiding Prayer.” Here is a meditative poem I wrote titled, “Stillness”:
There is a knowing only stillness can convey,
A grasping only silence will allow,
So that insight may take root
Dig deep, grab hold.
Stillness is as essential to learning
As sleep is to adjustment.
Stillness permits time to expand
Just like space,
So that truth may unfurl itself,
And the knower unite with the knowing.
The heart daily yearns not only
For calm and peace,
But also for stillness and silence,
So it may actually discern
What it already knows,
Feel what it is feeling,
Release what it is withholding.
The world is full of sound without substance,
Noise without depth,
Like sonar remaining in the shallows,
As if that is all there is
Beneath the waters of invisibility.