My appreciation of the world has increased so much over the years, especially as I travel more. Lifting off into the skies I am thankful for my ability to be in my body in groundless space, and in the body of the world with it’s wide open arms of sky.
Being in the body is coming home. The body is now – even as it changes moment to moment. Being in the body connects us to all bodies and to the body of the world. Being in our body, especially with the softness and spaceof our inner sky, opens us to care for ourselves and each other so much more.
I am grateful to be of this planet and I’m reminded everytime I touch down or take off how connected we are all, to each other and to our world. In meeting many wonderful people and practicing together I see how much we care, and try and have hope that we can become more awake.
In our gentle offorts to be more connected and compassionate, with ourselves and each other it makes metaphorical and physical sense to be softer in the heart of our bodies world, the upper chest and back. By finding space and cloud like softeness in the heart area, we are more free to allow and receive. And of course, this goes both ways – we can give more freely, more abundantly.
“To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that are happening inside you, and you know how to take care of the things that happen around you. All meditation exercises are aimed at bringing you back to your true home, to yourself” said Thich Nhat Hanh.
Over and over again we return to the body – our body, and the body of the world – to come home, take care and be aware.
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another”. Thomas Merton.
May we continue to practice together, take care of each other and take more wise care of our planet. Our own practice, no matter how small is a contribution to awareness and awareness with it’s companion compassion is dearly needed to take care of all of our bodies, large, small, macro and micro.