Thursday, April 2, 2009

Waking with the Sun~

"Though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are."

I must say that I find these the best sorts of moments, that is, being startled by a wonderful truth.

Just the other morning I was out in my garden doing sun salutations with Gus ( who, by the way, does the best downward dog I have ever seen) and I found myself in the midst of one of these waking moments that our dear Rumi eludes to.

Standing there, the rising sun on my face, my arms stretched up toward the sky, I realized that I was feeling as blessed to feel the warmth of the sun as the dazzling daffodils, standing in their yellowness beside me. That I was not so very different from these stemmed ones in my desire to grow toward the light. Somehow, in that moment, I "woke up" to something golden and divine, something that can be felt more easily than explained, some kind of mysterious wakefulness.

Sometimes, when I cannot remember who I am, I spend time with plants. You see, as far as I can tell plants are sure about what they are, sure about their beauty, about their purpose, about their goal, which appears to be nothing other than simply BEING what they are. And I have always been a believer in learning by example.

I am convinced that dogs know about this too and so do trees and rivers and stars and mountains and all the four legged and feathered and gilled ones. It's just we two legged's that seem to have this habit of forgetting.

It's a good thing that there is a whole beautiful world out there, just waiting to remind us~


Janine said...

Isn't it amazing! These beautiful reminders keep me believing that Heaven is nearer then one might think. Thank you Nao for your words of Life's beauty.

Anonymous said...

A new Magic has entered my life! There is such heartstopping beauty here ~
I was in a rather boggy blogland when I came across this Sparkling dell.

Janelle said...

always beautiful. inspirational.i love coming here. THANKS! love and african light xxx j

Rowan said...

Lovely post and I know just what you mean - to stand and feel the first real warmth of the sun on one's face is one of the magical momemts of the year.

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful post! Thank you so much, specially for the quote, which is quite true.


Anonymous said...

Thankyou for visiting my little corner. I have been popping back often to read and admire some of your older posts. So Beautiful..

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