Friday, June 24, 2016

this or that

I have been investing my time in a new meditation, but at the core of all the different types of the meditation practices is Stillness.  Slowing my mind down and releasing my thoughts and to just be.  Sounds easy; not so much.  There are times that it just can't be done, that chatter is so insistent that I give it just a few minutes and move on with my day.

This scene of a lake kind of reminds me of the state I am working to achieve in meditation, peace, calm, stillness. Yet I know even beneath those placid waters is all kinds of things going on-currents and eddies, fishes swimming about, the shifting mud at the bottom of the lake.   And let just one big rock be tossed in...
Makes me wish for the simplicity of Childhood in yesterday's card.  Just go out play, don't worry be happy, Mom and Dad have it covered so let's just have fun.  Simple.
Those kids of Childhood were out in the sunshine playing and this place the sun is very muted and it is almost too shrouded and hushed. 

EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards - Steven D. Farmer


5 comments:

  1. Try crochet! It works wonders for my busy bee mind. As long as you have to count it will ease your mind and keep it focused.

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    1. I tried it years ago and did not enjoy the process or the results. I haven't been painting many rocks lately, that will help.

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    2. I'm sure it will have the same effect as crochet :)

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  2. When I meditate, my mind often wanders off into the future to plan. That to me is the greatest gift of stillness - to come back to the present moment again and again, because that is where I will find peace.

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    1. Thank you for reminding me of this gift my friend

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