Energy flows in,
energy flows out,
like the tides
ever rising, ever falling,
the pendulum swings
back & forth,
people rejoice when it is moving
in their direction,
people weep when it moves
far to the other end.
Understanding the movement of the poles,
north & south,
understanding the turning of the globe,
east & west,
Bend deep like a mindful master,
open wide like an ecstatic dancer,
bow gently like a saint in prayer,
settle calmly like a babe in sleep.
Where is the open space
in the center
where all the forces meet & reconcile?
What is the stance that calms the wild winds & unwinds our tangled fears?
deep into the movement of the spheres--
reach the point of silence,
enter into the heart of listening,
speak with love & compassion,
we make it through,
we start anew.