Conversations dominated by Mind

dominated by mind
busy busy busy mind
suddenly it is about convincing
the other
of my view
which is of course
the right

Losing balance
losing centre
blood begins to boil
‘why are you arguing with me?’
‘why do you not see my point?’

Do we even disagree?
finding ourselves arguing fervently
and yet somehow speaking the same
just with difference in nuance

Yet we are still arguing
because mind is divisive
likes to pick apart
break down

And then we stopped.

Sat on the land
touched hands
and returned to be with each other again

This time there was Softness
Open heart
in finding each other
Common ground

Be still
Pray do be still

And let us feel each others breaths
and hearts
and join in that place

In that place
love resides
in that place we are all


Published by Maaianne Knuth

I am a woman with roots on two continents, Africa and Europe. I am passionate about supporting people in coming together in more authentic and life-affirming ways than what is the norm in most of our dominant systems. I am the co-founder of Kufunda Learning Village, a centre dedicated to working with rural Zimbabweans as they discover their wealth and wisdom, for themselves, but also for people everywhere. My journey and my passion is around learning to follow my own inner voice of wisdom, and in that finding joy and flow. That journey has brought me back to my essential nature as a Dancer. Through conscious dance I am finding my way into deeper relationship with myself and the world. I look forward to many more women rising to their power, especially in Zimbabwe, to help shift this beautiful country out of its stuck and painful place.

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