Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Are you Listening?

It is the still voice the soul heeds, 
not the deafening blasts of doom

William Dean Howells 

We have a hillside beach house facing the ocean
 and the silence as you stand in the front yard is unutterable

The backyard, however, faces a canyon 

 and through that canyon runs a freeway

There, the swoosh of cars is relentless


or frenzy- 

it just depends upon where you stand.

Your soul is very much the same way

Every day

There is frenzy lurking - waiting to assault your soul 

as people and things and commitments and the news stream by

The Good News?
 There will always be peace within your grasp if you tune out the noise

 and listen for the still, small voice

It just depends on where you choose to stand

and what you want your soul to hear

And that's poetiquejustis

“Go out and stand before me on top of the mountain,” the Lord said to him. Then the Lord passed by and sent a furious wind that split the hills and shattered the rocks—but the Lord was not in the wind. The wind stopped blowing, and then there was an earthquake—but the Lord was not in the earthquake.  After the earthquake there was a fire—but the Lord was not in the fire. 

And after the fire there was the soft whisper of a voice.

I Kings 9:11-12