On Being Still and Still Being Open

Is it a wonder I like whitespace that surrounds a poem?

A first-person remark commenting on an article on introverts and leadership:

I like to think that leadership is grounded in listening. I need to get quiet to listen well. And need some additional quiet to think.

I note how quiet is not equal to silence. There is stuff happening in quiet. Noise lingers – just enough to make concentration possible – like a burbling stream or the sound of wind in the tree branches or the humming white noise of the office.

Quiet involves grabbing a ground note and letting it play in the spaces of the mind.

And so for day 2572

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