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You Are Like a Star

… And let me talk to you with your silence
that is bright as a lamp, simple as a ring.
You are like the night, with its stillness and constellations.
Your silence is that of a star, as remote and candid …

~ Pablo Neruda

 

Quite the mind, and the soul will speak

~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

 

 

The simple practice of hesitation helps you stop reacting blindly to everything that happens, but there is also pre- action, a positive hesitation where you make room for your soul’s choice.

http://blog.kashiashram.org/positive-intent/

 

I Like For You to be Still

I like for you to be still: it is as though you were absent,
and you hear me from far away and my voice does not touch you.
It seems as though your eyes had flown away
and it seems that a kiss had sealed your mouth.

As all things are filled with my soul
you emerge from the things, filled with my soul.
You are like my soul, a butterfly of dream,
and you are like the word Melancholy.

I like for you to be still, and you seem far away.
It sounds as though you were lamenting, a butterfly cooing like a dove.
And you hear me from far away, and my voice does not reach you:
Let me come to be still in your silence.

And let me talk to you with your silence
that is bright as a lamp, simple as a ring.
You are like the night, with its stillness and constellations.
Your silence is that of a star, as remote and candid.

I like for you to be still: it is as though you were absent,
distant and full of sorrow as though you had died.
One word then, one smile, is enough.
And I am happy, happy that it’s not true.

~ Pablo Neruda

http://peacefulrivers.homestead.com/pabloneruda.html#anchor_16119

 

 About Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati:

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati is a Brooklyn-born spiritual teacher, mystic and visionary. Following in the tradition of her guru, Neem Karoli Baba, Ma’s teachings embody radical acceptance, unconditional love and selfless service.

 

About  Pablo Neruda:

Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager. He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He often wrote in green ink colour as it was his personal symbol for desire and hope with his poetry.

Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.”

 

About the featured image: The Sombrero Galaxy

Taken by the Hubble Telescope.

The Sombrero Galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sombrero_Galaxy

 

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