In the Initiation of Air,
there is no external reference for up, down or sideways.
You find yourself in a limitlessness space where
eternity stretches out before you on all sides.
Desire, movement and direction must come
from deep inside, from some still, small voice,
hidden behind the best intentions of parents,
community, teachers, best friends and religious leaders.
The soul expands outward, seeking new experiences
and inward, in search of stability and certainty.
It seems like forever,
are made visible and then
each one of us can have access to.
I just have to be still, and feel
how fast I am already moving;
my cells, my neurons, my body,
the entire solar system--
And I find, in that breakneck galactic pace,
the stillness that rides on its back—
serene, confident and joyfully aware
of its own eternal purpose.