beyond all form & function, beyond the need for a name: within the innermost vastness, deep, unknown & dark, You are here now in bold vivid presence. i don't know just how i discern it, yet i feel You as if You're my own breath, soft & full way down inside me, warm & welcome within, moving gently although unseen, known in silence alone. breath rises & falls & even speech is quiet at last, yet still You remain lingering in Your home in the heart. beyond all form & function, beyond the need for a name: even so, i call You Shiva, the name that is inscribed somewhere inside so deeply down it can't ever be lost, even within the vastness unknown, where it shines as a spark of Your light. it can't be hidden; it can't be quenched.
i am a stone at the bottom of the cascading stream, smoothed by its invisible elemental cool fingers. i am the sky in the water, the water in the sky, the many in the one & the one within the many. i am the music of the water splashing & tumbling over the shoulders of the bowing hills, & rejoicing. i am speech & the subtle space between the streaming words. i am the silence & the fragrance of the peaceful heart. i am an expression of You, Shiva, discovering again my personal absence in Your holy presence.