Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Happiness from a moment of stillness- happy holidays!!

Happy holidays to everyone.  This morning I paused and gave myself time to be quite in the morning's darkness.  The only light on in the house was a single candle.  In the rush to live, sometimes I forget to be quiet and listen.  This time of year, I'm more drawn to be still than to shop.  A good friend of mine shared with me this beautiful poem by Rebecca Parker- thank you Nancy L!!!  Today, I'm passing on the favor...

May we all be happy in your busyness and your stillness,

Winter Solstice
by Rebecca Parker

Perhaps for a moment the typewriters will stop clicking,
the wheels will stop rolling,
the computers will desist computing,
and a hush will fall over the city.

For an instant in the stillness,
the chiming of the celestial spheres will be heard
As earth hangs poised in the crystalline darkness
and then gracefully tilts.

Let this be a season when holiness is heard
and the splendor of living is revealed.
Stunned to the stillness by beauty
We remember who we are and why we are here.

There are inexplicable mysteries
We are not alone
In the Universe, there moves a Wild One 
Whose gestures alter earth’s axis toward love

In the immense darkness
everything spins with joy
The cosmos enfolds us
We are caught in a web of stars,
cradled in a swaying embrace,
rocked by the holy night,
babes of the universe.

Let this be a time we wake to life,

Life the spring wakes in the moment of winter solstice

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