The MagdeleneWe do not need to be experts or geniuses to remember that all of existence is precious.

 
We do not need cathedrals to remind ourselves to experience the sacred.

 
We need only to be deeply respectful of what is fundamentally true; and that is what we rediscover when we centre ourselves in silence.
We each possess a deeper level of being …
which loves paradox.

 
It knows that summer is already
growing like a seed in the depth of winter.

 
It knows that the moment we are born, we begin to die.

 
It knows that all of life shimmers, in shades of becoming
–that shadow and light are always together,
the visible mingled with the invisible.

 
When we sit in the stillness we are profoundly active.

 
Keeping silent, we can hear the roar of existence.

 
Through our willingness to be the one we are,
we become one with everything.

 
Gunilla Norris