When you hold an idea in your mind,

And contemplate it deeply,

From close and afar,

From all angles, turning it this way and that,

Every part studied:

Every element, every connection, every interaction,

The whole as a single entity.

When words give way to silence,

When contemplation becomes peace,

The idea now held in your whole being,

And with the passing of time, but for the breath, all is still,

Perhaps with a smile, you have achieved understanding.