I took this picture on The Path today. The contrast of the bright light shining through the dark surround reminds me of our true nature. The ever-present potential for our luminous core to shine through whatever challenges or difficulties we may be encountering in the moment.
Today the weather was sunny and bright, if a little chilly. Exactly how I was feeling following the challenges and joys of yesterday. I felt quite light in my body. Bubbly, in fact. Like champagne. The cells of my body celebrating the birth of my new blog, perhaps? A new way of being - in contact. Not only with my inner world but with the outside world too. I notice I tend to feel a chill when there is an element of shock in my experience. And for me, putting myself out there was quite a shock to my system!
Today, however, I noticed a lot of excited chatter in my mind as I thought about the blog and the book I'm writing. It was quite dizzying. Since the intention of my daily walk is a kind of silent walking meditation, a way to start my day with a clear and quiet mind I chose to let it all go. But what if I come up with some really good ideas and you forget them by the time you get home? my mind protested. (It's always a clue when I have two voices in my head that I'm not so together in that moment!) Again, I chose to let go.
As I made my way up the hill I noticed the field had been harvested. It reminded me I could be thankful for what I have sewn, grown, and gathered this year, and indeed, in my life. I felt the urge, and the ok-ness, of sitting back a little today and appreciating just how far I have come.
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