Our thoughts can have a tendency to act as a veil over what we see preventing us from seeing with fresh eyes or beginner’s mind. What comes into view is identified by thinking, and then categorized and framed by the mind. A flower becomes a part of our past observations, experiences and perceptions. The thought of a flower is soon left and the mind moves on to the next perception. Yet that same flower, when viewed by the mind of an imaginative child, can have all the fundamental pieces of an entire universe unto itself and everything that involves the making of dreams.
Like a single grain of sand that washes up from the ocean floor onto a sandy beach, it may seem as though its destiny is just lost in the multitude. But if you look at the unique journey the grain of sand experienced as it traveled from the bottom of the deep, dark ocean floor and its rise above to become a part of the bright, sunlit, sandy beach, a very different observation can be made. This journey included many collisions with barnacles, sea shells, coral and rock ledges. At one point, the grain of sand was swallowed by a fish and carried for miles in a totally new direction. Each interaction along the way helped to form the size and shape of the sand pebble. In the end, this single grain of sand fulfilled its cosmic legacy to become a part of the complex diversity of pebbles, shells, stones, and other grains of sand that make up the whole of a warm, sandy beach. Excerpt from “Dance With The Elephant : Life’s Cosmic Equation” See More Of This Book On Amazon
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Thirty)Judging: can lead to a day filled with pain.
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-nine)The Welcoming Prayer: focus and sink in; welcome; and let go
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-eight)Sorrow: sometimes it is this that awakens us!
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-seven) Which Will You Follow: The path of fear or the path of love?
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-five) Fear : lies at the root of all trouble
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-four) Nowness : the only thing we really have is now.
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-three)Unity : relationship is the essence of existence.
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-two) Sensations : your awareness of is different from actually being you.
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-one) Mystic Experience : an experience of communion with Ultimate Reality