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tuning in

 
 
First, I turn my attention within,
to my own being.

Like a sailor scanning the horizon
for anything worth noting,
I look around inside
for any sensation
that might be seeking my attention.

I am not on a mission to find anything.
I’m just looking, sensing, exploring,
open to connecting with all that lives
in the vast ocean within.

If nothing greets me right away,
I take a few breaths.

But it rarely takes long
before undercurrents start revealing themselves,
a feeling of fullness in the belly,
general tiredness,
the lively beat of my heart,
a sense of tightness
or spaciousness
in the chest.

Tuning in is the most important thing.
Once I do, I am off
and sailing

with life force as the wind
guiding me
deeper
in.

Tesa Silvestre,
Bali 2011


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learning to linger


 

 
I love to greet life
as it wakes and rises
inside me.

While lying quietly,
in the early morning hours,
I let my awareness
wander and meander
up and down my body,
tracing sensations
and currents of energy.

If I listen attentively,
I can hear the murmurs
of the river flowing slowly through me.
It whispers sweet messages
in a wordless language that nourishes me,
and seems to say:

“Stay a while longer.
These inner currents will fill you
with more energy and pleasure
than the outer world could ever offer.”

So, I am learning to linger,
feel, listen, feel,
linger a little longer,
and not be so busy.

I have come to treasure
these moments of deepening intimacy
with this pulsing presence inside me.

Tesa Silvestre
Bali, 2011


tuning in

    First, I turn my attention within, to my own being. Like a sailor scanning...
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learning to linger

    I love to greet life as it wakes and rises inside me. While lying...
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