THE SOUND BEFORE SILENCE
WILL KEEP THEE
of Native American Proverb)
(Native American Proverb)
Hear no evil
See no evil
Speak no evil
Beyond polarizing petrifications
PHOTO: dmm as toddler in birth home...rural Central Indiana
will at once raise up another who is going through distress,
or restlessness, or pain, or ill-temper, or worry, or anxiety.
such inspiration, such sympathy, such power and life.
from the person whose mind is stilled that his words,
his voice, his presence,
all react upon the mind of others;
and as he stills his mind,
so his very presence becomes healing.
Bowl of Saki, May 3, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
every moment and instantly
there is space and the radiance
of each bright galaxy.
And the gnats’ flickering dance.
And the seas’ expanse.
And death, and chance.
for going and coming home
and in time’s womb
begins all ending.
time, it is all one thing,
the shining, the seeing,
the dark abounding.
~Ursula K. Le Guin
if it's genuinely inside you,
brings what you need.