Friday, March 09, 2007

Hush now!


Voices

Voices in my head,
Chanting, ‘Kisses. Bread.
Prove yourself. Fight. Shove.
Learn. Earn. Look for love.’

Drown a lesser voice,
Silent now of choice;
‘Breathe in peace, and be
Still, for once, like me.’

Vikram Seth

It’s harder than ever to filter out The World and find some peace and quiet as our every action, our every sense is bombarded by the thoughts and views of those around us. We are like those caught in a storm desperately seeking the eye of the storm. It is not surprising then to find that because we absorb this constant barrage from family, friends, peers, the media, our views and thoughts are gradually drowned out.

As Lebo rightly said in her blog, sometimes we just need to take a timeout and Be Still. It’s so tempting to fill the quiet with meaningless chatter or unnecessary activity. However, it’s only in stillness that we then get to hear our own true voice, hear our own true thoughts;

‘Breathe in peace, and be
Still, for once, like me.”


Have a great weekend.

V x

1 comment:

lebogang said...

Love the poem - it's so on point.
Have a fabulous weekend!