Close your eyes
and listen to the quiet.
Do you hear all that noise?
If you’re patient enough with yourself
and let the noise be okay,
there’ll be a moment of quiet,
gone as soon as you notice it.
But that’s okay, too.
That’s the beginning
of just Being.
Think of nothing but how the in-breath feels
and how the out-breath feels.
and~~ there it is again ~~ and gone.
But the just Being was there.
Keep practicing being patient with yourself.
Soon you’ll find that space between thinking and
not thinking, just Being.
It’s like seeing a picture within a picture:
at first you can’t see it, but once you do,
you will always see it.
© Janet Mitchell, September 2011