Have you ever just wanted to back away and let yourself be still
Let the world keep on turning and everyone do what they will
Have you ever just wanted to listen and appreciate the sound
Of every creature and every plant, every living thing around?
What do you do with such moments, when you soul is seeking rest?
Do you go out seeking solitude and make silence your only guest?
How do you handle the struggle that is taking place inside,
When part of you is wanting quiet and the other the world outside?
Truly each of us has this experience, at one time or another:
Being invited by two different spirits, each one opposing the other.
Would be so wonderful to give equal time: to doing and being still
For then we could have perfect peace of mind and serenity of will.