11 March 2009

Still Water

We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us, that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.
~ W.B. Yeats

I read this poem this morning and decided it would be my Lenten prayer--that my mind, my soul and my spirit might be more like still waters this season. Sometimes I want to be wild and rushing and daring, but this season definitely calls for a stillness of my soul, a silence to my self-critiquing mind and a calm to my complaints.

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