Unexpectedly, so gently,
in this heaving chest of mine
afflictions all have lost their grip
and I have fallen, free as mist.
Through the prison bars to safety,
with subtle ease I have been lifted;
I sense that old familiar kindness
enfolding me in within its warmth.
Unaccountably, I find myself
immersed within the deepest well,
rocking in exquisite stillness
like a baby in the womb.
My thoughts and cares are shed like skins
as all resistance falls away
and disconnected from it all,
I feel untouchable.
In and out, my every breath
becomes a motionless unburdening,
while in this stunning, utter silence
the clarion of unsullied joy resounds.