Those Silent Spaces

Those Silent Spaces

Go and seek those silent spaces
and let go of all your pretentions
and all that you know with naked intent.
Stay there for as long as you desire and
in due time you will overcome you
as your identity will be stripped to the barest minimum.
And as you conjoin and reunite with
those silent spaces, you will become aware
of the wisdom of wholeness.
Just yield and be governed for it is good.
Later on you will discover that
that goodness comes from the fire
that continuously licks you.
This is a sacred moment, a moment of
belonging, of being whole, of being connected
with all creation…
Close your eyes and bow your head
for there is healing.


About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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16 Responses to Those Silent Spaces

  1. That felt good. I believe you. I wil do it.

  2. maskednative says:

    the peace there is in even the barest time of solitude….sacred moments….cherished.

  3. Sometimes the empty spaces have to fill in the void,
    creating hope for man to evolve and spark inspiration of wisdom in us all.

    Excellent! what inspire you to write this?

    • thanks, Charliezero, for the nice thoughts…my inspiration is grief…it’s a long story…those silent spaces have become my sanctuaries…my coping mechanisms.

      • Grief is the most painful thing to ever experience. I wouldn’t know what you are going through but I imagine its painful and lonely. Writing is the best medicine out there for coping with grief. You are a truly talented writer my friend.

        oh…say, you should stop by my blog and read my newest poem. It’s about the dark side of Disneyland. This kind of writing you’ll never get to read it anywhere. 🙂

      • heading your way, my friend…

  4. ur'damage says:

    impressive piece V 🙂

  5. j.h. white says:

    we seek the silence where all things exist in equal measure

    where the loud excites the quiet
    and the quiet calms the loud

    we watch things coming in
    and going out

    rising and settling

    until we know this movement is who we are
    and trusting
    we steady
    our beating heart

    This poem is magnificent
    Much love Virgilio…xxoo

  6. dcardiff says:

    Beautifully written and wonderfully healing. ~ Dennis

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