Stillness Moves

We were activists.
Then we discovered that mere
activity was not enough.
We needed to touch
the stillness
at action's source,
the silence
in the beginning
of the world...
Now it is time to feel
the rhythm in that stillness,
to hear the wave-nature
of your emptiness.
Let the Word arise
in your quietest breath
so that you may speak
your radically authentic
thunder.
Let every atom of your
spiraling voidness
move the heart of the world.

Painting by Mahmoud Farschian