Today it rained for the first time in a long time

and I’m happy to have made it.

While early Saturday mornings are not my usual schedule, today I stumbled out of bed to turn off my alarm for work.

At least it’s not for long.

I’m sitting by my open window in the cool air, listening the downfall of rain and my favorite album by Jasper TX, Singing Stones.

I think about the silence I crave and how it’s not so silent afterall.

The crackings of twigs, drops of water, rustles of wind.

I think about true silence,

and how I may not ever heard it.

What is it, that lies underneath it all?

The humming of the Earth;

the gentle movement of air next to my ear;

where can I find it?

The only sound that I can compare it to is that of the Tao.

And though words hold a louder voice, the Tao carries none;

flowing through and past,

achieving nothing.

I hear the hums and taps of the world;

and the Tao in between.

I hear the raindrops fall on my window pane,

the pools of water created in my garden.

I feel the cold and I hear the light breath of my lover’s sleep.

And I hear the Tao underneath it all;

underneath the cracking,

the pitter-patters,

the whirling winds,

the hum of the Earth.

It’s Saturday,

and I’m glad I made it.

-Natalia

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 successful podcast, and personal blog.

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