It feels like a buzzing.
An irritation of sorts.
A fray in the fabric of my being which needs attention.
And to pay attention,
instead of quickly fixing,
or finding distraction
is the only exercise which will shed light,
the right kind of light
upon the issue at hand.
Despite extended absence or sabbatical or otherwise, life and learning go on.
There is no pause button.
Only redirected focus.
And focus can de distributed but not without the consequence of reduced intensity.
And when you come back to the task at hand (the one that actually matters) you will be stronger from the break.
Because in the break,
And in the travel,
Perspective is gained.
And without perspective
All appears blandly the same.
What would it feel like
On a cellular level
If you’d reached the pinnacle
Of whatever you’ve imagined
And longed for
your entire life?
Perhaps it’s a job
Or financial status.
Perhaps it’s a spiritual ideal.
Regardless what you envision as the Ultimate,
What would it actually FEEL like?
How would you act?
How would you move?
What thoughts would predominate your thinking?
If you were living that life
Goals and aspirations are important.
But visualization and action is far more valuable.
Hint: you’re already there.
Through meditation we align ourselves with the flow of the Universe.
If during normal daily debacles we become misaligned to this flow,
the practices herein bring us back.
It is as if in the course of living this life we find ourselves situated in a perpendicular fashion to the natural flow
less than aerodynamic
less than streamlined
And so the practice of sitting
The practice of silent contemplation
The practice of prayer
Returns us to the NOW
and points us back into the Universal wind of
Find yourself in a place of wonder
Find yourself in a state of rapture
Of awareness and peace
Find yourself in a creative mood
A state of abundance
An essence of gratitude
This too is possible.