As a child,
when I danced through the streets,
I was told to 'be still';
when I laughed out aloud,
I was told to 'be quiet'.
Oh, what a different world it would be,
if only we all stayed truly 'still and quiet'!
we are all frozen and bottled up,
shivering and shaking in jerks,
exploding all over the place!
Oh, what a joyously painful challenge it is,
to open up and come alive,
to thaw and melt,
to flow like a gentle stream,
surrendered to and guided by the terrains of life
into the vast ocean of the divine
to be immersed in its stillness and quietness
blissfully and eternally.