Walk around feeling like a leaf.
Know you could tumble any
Then decide what to do with your time.
- Naomi Shihab Nye
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Have a ____ Day
by Lou Lipsitz
Have a nice day. Have a memorable day.
unlikely) a life-changing day.
Have a day of soaking rain and
Have a confused day thinking about fate.
Have a day of wholes.
Have a day of poorly
unrecognizable wholes you
Have a ferocious day,
unbearable day. Have a
riotously unproductive day;
jaw-clenched, Clint Eastwood vengeful
law enforcement day.
Have a day of
jealousy and meanness. Have a day
of almost grasping
how whole you are; a finely tuned,
Have a nice day of walking and circling;
a day of
stalking and hunting,
of planting strange seeds and wandering in the
Have a day of endearing nonsense,
of hopelessly combing your
a day of yielding, of swallowing
hard, breathing more deeply,
day of fondness for beetles
and macabre spectacles, or irreverence
anything you want, of just
sitting and wondering.
Have a day of wondering
going to help, or if it just doesn't matter;
a day of dark
and torrents flowing though the valley,
of diving into cool
and gasping for breath,
a day of sudden hunger for
Have a day where the crusts you each
were given are
lost and you stumble
with your fellows
searching endlessly together.
from If This World Falls Apart. © Lynx House Press,
When you get down to it,
has our own great ranges
of feeling-Rocky, Smoky, Blue-
heart that can melt stones.
The still pools fill with sky,
aloof, and we have eyes
for all of this-and more, for Earth's
moon. We too are ruled
by such attractions-spun and
rocked and lent a light. We run
our clocks on wheels, our
on time. But all the while we want
to love each other
endlessly-not only for
a hundred years, not only six feet up and down.
want the suns and moons of silver
in ourselves, not only counted coins in a
cup. The whole
idea of love was not to fall. And neither was
whole idea of God. We put him well
above ourselves, because we meant,
time, to measure up.
~ Heather McHugh
(Hinge and Sign: Poems, 1968-1993)
Stillness Speaks brings you a beautiful short film of
Alan Jacobs reading Sri
Ramana Maharshi's Talk 146; Scott Kiloby discussing
his Unfindable Objects
Inquiry method; Eckhart Tolle analyzing the
impersonal nature of awareness;
the exquisite poetry of Chuck Surface; and
Greg Goode pondering the exact
place where perception is perceived.
Please visit us there to explore these
offerings and much more.