Sit quietly, plant your feet flat on the floor,
and take a few deep breaths.
Settle your anxious mind. Do not let thoughts
run circles in your imagination.
Let your breath guide you to a deeper place of seeing.
Let your solitude linger. Try to not be afraid of where
this quiet journey takes you.
And when others enter your company,
they will recognize this sturdy ground you stand on.
They probably will not have words to describe your presence.
Yet you are marked by a quiet self-confidence, listening,
attentiveness, tranquility, and joy.
When others spend time with you, they feel honored.
However, this is an act of returning to the quiet,
and learning to listen to the daily whispers of God.
So return, and keep returning.
The quiet will soften you and make you
open to the world.
Open enough to realize there is someone
always yearning to listen to you.