Seek the silence. Every day, in your own way, minute by minute, seek the silence.
There is a silence that underlies the noise of your world. There is a silence in the air under the wing of each bird, a silence under each leaf on the tree, a silence that nestles deeply in the heart of each flower.
Learn to allow the buzz and crackle of the world pass over you. Look at a leaf or a stone and feel its silence. Go deeply into it and feel the silence that runs through the veins. Feel the silence that is ingrained within each thing, deeply, deeply.
Be as a cat, lying in the sunshine pouring through the window, deeply at peace, relaxing completely in this moment, this one right now, undisturbed by any commotion that happens at a higher pitch.
Learn to go underneath the confusion and chaos and feel the layer of silence and peace that is there. Right there, in the middle of the rush, there is a silence, a layer that can be accessed. It will open to you and allow you to enter. While walking across the parking lot, find the silence in a cloud that floats overhead. While riding in the subway, hanging from a strap and bumping against the other riders, find the silence that lies just underneath your feet, a layer of silence that runs between the tracks, a place of entry waiting for you. While driving on the freeway, go into the silence that is within and under the hum of tires, feel the roadway as a broad band of silence, a river of silence that carries you to your destination.
It is always here, on the ground, in the sky, on and within every piece of nature or manmade material. Everything that is contains silence, including you.
And as you allow this silent peace to open to you, as you enter it and become one with it, you will begin to know it as a portal, a portal to the moment, right now, to the power and being that is this very heartbeat.
And as you enter this heartbeat of peace and silence, you will come to know its power. For it is the ultimate power, the ultimate creative power from which all else springs and becomes. And it is here, within you, around you, surrounding you and inviting you in, right now.
Here is a prayer for today
I open myself to the silence. I bid the silence to open itself to me.
I feel it around me. I hear it and know it, the silence complete in love, the silence complete in peace, the silence that simply is.
I enter this world of calm and silence and become one with it, no matter where I am, no matter what is happening around me. I am learning, moment by moment, to enter its loving embrace and to surrender myself to its power and beauty.
I am love and power. I am silence completely. I am.