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.