It’s an early Saturday,

And listening to the silent songs I found not too long ago has me thinking back.

I remember lying in my bed of my grandmothers house, letting it wash over me.

The chimes, the birds, the whistle of the wind;

I wonder why I hadn’t heard it before—-felt it before.

Zen Buddhism was my first spiritual love. Because of it, I have walked down many paths—-and continue to do so.

I was about 13 at the time.

When I think back to it, I can’t really imagine what I thought Zen was.

Meditation, for some reason Zen gardens, and just more meditation I guess.

Maybe at the time it was more than I could recall, but what I found that year in the silence, was the Zen I was looking for.

I guess you can say it took me 5 years to get it and even then I didn’t. I still don’t.

But what I do know is that I found the Tao, I found something that I didn’t even know I was searching for. I found what Zen means.

So as I lay here, recalling that time of falling align, listening to the quietness some artist created, I imagine where life will go from here.

I imagine daily that one day my Master will come, if she is not here already, or that I’ll find myself inside a temple one day, giving it all up.

Well Uni, I’m giving it all up now.

So show me, show me.

Show me it all.


Published by Natalia Lee

Natalia Lee is a spiritual mentor, writer, and artist. She embodies many types of spiritual practice, one importantly being the Taoist principle of living in harmony with the flow of nature. Another is her expression of devotion toward Source through Bhakti Yoga. At 19 years old, Natalia moved from her hometown in New York City to Los Angeles to begin her pilgrimage of world travel and spiritual inquisition. Since then, she has tackled many personal achievements including the publishing of multiple poetry collections, e-books, physical art pieces, a podcast, and a personal blog & brand.

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