We've been sitting in this room with it's bell and darkness
Listening not to the sounds of technologies' voices nor to the sounds of rambling in our heads, droning with their incessant chatter.
The silence we follow is present in sound, present in darkness
Simply, fully present.
We've carefully carved this space out of the day's tasks that call.
Oasis amidst the jumble of distractions and noise all of which compost the silence too.
Different bodies, different minds pass through this space; tune into this silence and in doing so are reduced.
This is not the reduction of less than.
Not at all.
This is the reduction that fiercely and gracefully
robs you of everything that was never needed
And in so doing leaves more than could ever be imagined.