"O night, sweeter than sunrise!"
~St. John of the Cross

Wake up!
Even if you're still tired.
Wake up!
Yesterday's exhaustion
is a dream.
Wake now and
open all the eyes
in your body,
even the hidden one
that closed when
you were born.
The rising sun is
only a harbinger
of the glory that will
ravish your heart
with the never-ending
breath of stillness.
Wake up!
You must not miss
one precious instant
of this hour before dawn
when your dark mother
reveals the beauty
of the void
and shows you a Way

through the blackest center

in the whirling galaxy
of your flesh
to the radiance of who
you are.