Posts Tagged ‘silence’

The mind is like a teenager

Posted on: February 1st, 2019 by anurati2
The mind is like a teenager, 
living in my house. 
Always restless and grumpy. 
Always looking for his phone.  
Occupied with his friends’ opinions 
and how to be seen. 
Creating a mess around him 
and complaining about it afterwards.
The belly is so wise and quiet. 
Not saying anything,
not being disturbed. 
Just sitting
waiting patiently for the rascal to grow up.
Sometimes he is out running with his friends.
Then the belly enjoys so much
the silence 
and spaciousness spreading in the house.
Oh belly, oh belly! 
I want to curl up in your soft lap 
and rest forever 
in your quiet embrace.







written by Leena in a letter to Swaha during one of Swaha’s Retreats.

Photos from Unsplash: Teenagers on street by rawpixel; The Koala by Chris Saur.


LeenaNyborg Leena is a writer. She also works in the kitchen in Dharma Mountain. More about Line (Leena) Nyborg:  








Inside my breath

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018 by leena

I keep asking for you
under the night sky
I’ll ask every star
and then
I’ll ask them all, once more
I will never stop
until you answer me
over and over
And I will ask
again and again
“Are you still here?”
and you will answer
“Yes my love, always”
I will keep asking
under this endless starry sky
Until every particle of my being knows
without a shadow of a doubt
that you are here, beloved
inside my breath

Poem by Veena

Photo by Raahi


IMG_1632Veena is living in Hedalen. She loves to go into the forest and watch the river, and sit very quietly, waiting for the animals to come out. She also likes to come up with ideas, and kittens.



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