Listen, listen with all your heart and soul and mind.
When you listen, just listen, you are effaced
and there is only me.
You know the words are true when surroundings slip away,
when all creation is spinning from you and slides away.
Do not try to hear me. Just hear.
Do not answer, argue, question. You get in the way.
I know your every thought.
Why speak except to pray?
Silence is love's voice.
Tears are love's language.
Song is my breathing in you.
Poetry is my stepping through you.
Still, silence is best.
In silence, you hear me most clearly.
In silence, you return to me.
In silence, I carry you into the light.
(10/14, a. m.)