St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery
9452 Hazelton, Redford, Michigan


Be still, be quiet

My clamoring soul

Cease your wild flailing

Insisting on having

Your own way



Be still, be quiet

My tempestuous heart

Let go and let be

What is supposed to be

In its own time

In its own way


Be still, be quiet

My fettered mind

Rise above

The temporary, the transient

See your life from above

As though from the moon

And your perspective will be altered



Be still, be quiet

My restless spirit

And know

The power, the energy

Of life, of creation

Is encountered

In the still, quiet

Voice of calm


The whisper

Of love

The breath

Of the cosmos


By Sister Ioanna
St. Innocent Monastic Community,
Redford, MI

From: DANCING in the PRESENCE, published by Firebird Videos, Audios & Books