Mindful Contemplation

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How To See

Before you begin, take a deep breathe and find the center of your being.

Take your time here, read slowly, and then again with a deeper sacred awareness. 

How To See 


I close my eyes in silence,
enter the inner elevator
and press “down.”


I look around as I descend
into the darkness inside.
What will I find this time?
Those many doors to open,
a multitude of voices to hear.

I tune in with wonder.


There is a voice that knows,
a light that shines the way ahead
one step at a time,
if I listen deep enough.


I trust the way will open.
I breathe deep and
feel the expansion begin,
opening inward and outward.


I wait expectantly
for that sense of what
is whole and true
that never fails to guide me.


I open my eyes.


I see.


  – By Alice Carlton