Go In to the Quiet Place

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
Chuang Tzu

Go in where it is very quiet. Pass through the revolving doors of thought, down the busy halls of mind and step into the space of deeper breathing. To get down where it is quiet, step into the elevator of calm. With no buttons on the wall, your intentions produce the movement. Will yourself to let go of the pushing and pulling of mental actions. As you release tethering thoughts, you gently descend into a darker, quieter, calmer state. Going down in mind, you are safe. You have nothing you must do. For this interlude, you are just you--all of you, without the cover of pretense or expectation. Your beingness emerges in the quiet.

Without seeking, find the soft, sheltering space of the inner you. Not sought, but allowed to emerge, the quiet place is a refuge, a place of rest, a state of alert composure.

Be there. No coming or going. Sit tight with your senses in your calm awareness. Give up expectations and judgment for this little while.

Rest in the space between breaths.




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