There is a voice in our head that
Talks, even when we are silent
Brooding over the past,
Imagining the future,
Dreams, fears, goals and ambitions
Interpreting, judging, analysing and criticising.
If you listen to it, noise will be the norm
Even if you are solitary in an island
Refuse to listen to it-
Focus your attention on the sounds around you,
Then your body sensations from top to down,
Go to your breath and become aware of it,
They will then gradually settle down
Like the mud in water settles down.
Calmness will arise and
Fill your being with peace and bliss.