Mindfulness Mornings

August 1st, 2014, 6am

Ascending from a gelatinous dreamland you open your eyes and suddenly find yourself obligated to deal with the practicalities of an external universe.

Do not topple into that all-too-familiar state of dull, assumption-filled obviousness.

Unveil the curtains. Let the light enfold your skin. Concentrate on the luminosity and on the warmth.

Then remember that just 8 minutes ago these photons were spit out from the surface of the sun and have since then courageously journeyed 149.6 million kilometres, before now crash-landing on your tender face.

Eilert Vataker

This is an Australian version of Eilert Vataker’s lovely sketch.

Shay, Steve and Florian said thanks.

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David Wade Chambers

Born in Oklahoma: 30 years in US. 6 years in Canada, 40 years in Australia. Academic field: history and philosophy of science. Currently, teach indigenous studies online at Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) and Brandon University (Manitoba). Come visit our B&B on Australia's Great Ocean Road. Mate's Rates for Hi community! (http://www.cimarron.com.au)

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