Folding in

To open up
I sometimes need to close down

Close my impressionable eyes
Close my eager ears

Fold in upon myself
Letting all the waves of my mind subside
Gradually approaching the core of stillness

There I can reflect
discover the mountain in the lake
feel how the douds in the sky are mirrored
a bird flying over 
fish gliding in the depths

There I can walk along the shore
blades of grass quiver
the water laps gently 
my mind is enchanted

Time has almost stopped
I have touched eternal nature

Now when I open my eyes they are soft
Now when I open my ears they are smiling

Now I can enter the market place
I can see the lake in everyone’s eyes