Listen well

I can’t explain it
but when I listen well
my body becomes a waterfall.

Turning from the world
to what’s alive inside there
is no passive examiner
making inspection
but a roaring natural force
of attention that falls through me
and meets no obstacle
engages with no challenge
washes nothing clean
clears nothing away
uncovers no possibility
transforms no adversity,
but by its presence
fills the house with light.

It never takes what it finds
as fuel for thought
or consideration
but pours through
everything and feeds it.

As the life in the sun
can be seen in the
grasses, trees and
bodies that are born
of its power, the light
of attention does not
watch what is alive,
but is the life and its
source and an invitation
for all that is
to come alive.