The grey cool calm of existence

Becalmed, Tyaughton Lake, Near Gold Bridge, British Columbia, Canada
In the grey cool quiet
Of late afternoon
I paddle out into the lake
And just go calm

Calm as the air
Calm as the water
Resolute as the mountain
Free as the clouds

In a silence unbroken
But for the loon’s plaintive call
I sit
And rest

Let my mind become the air
Stilled and whisperless
Let my heart become the water
Soft and fathomless
Connect to my spirit
The rock at the center of my essence
Until the clouds of my manifestation
Drift away

Revealing the sun
The true nature of existence
The light of non-being

Tyaughton Lake
Near Gold Bridge
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2016