Are Your Days Spent Doing or Being
Have you looked at the sky recently? Have you taken a moment to sit in the grass, alone and gaze up at the sky? If you haven't I encourage you to do so. In the midst of my running around on a gorgeous Saturday, nature spoke to me. I literally was rushing out the front door with no earth- shattering destination in mind. However, in my humanness I felt a compelling need to be doing something, anything. There were things that needed to be done of course, or so I felt. Thankfully, my higher self intervened as I felt the sun hit my face upon exiting my house.
“Where are you going, what needs to be done?
were the words echoing in my mind. I raced to find an answer, believing that if I had no destination then surely I was wasting time; I was purposeless.
I am thankful to have a host of wise entities surround me as I go about my day. It was in this instance that I was told that I would be better off “simply being”, as opposed to “doing”. There is a distinct difference I came to find out.
A calm came over me as I laid down on the grass in my front yard. All was quiet. Not a sound but birds or breezes were in the air. The sun felt warm on my face. When the urge to think about what “needed” to be done came over me I was awash in calm as I looked up at the trees swaying in the breeze. The clouds, so full and white, beckoned me to watch them make their way across the sky. In that moment I was connected, to everything, to every energy that is nature. I had no concerns, no worries. My only thought was to immerse myself in my surroundings. What a gift that was. Looking around everything seemed to radiate a clarity and connectedness that I was a part of. Indeed I was. By taking a moment out of “doing” I was “being”. I was connected to all that is creation, to all of nature. Sights and sounds had a brilliance that were unnoticed by me earlier as I went about my day.
One of the best ways to connect to all that there is to be in the midst of nature. Is it any wonder that when we think of our “happy place” it is usually somewhere in nature. Most of the people I teach to meditate think of the beach or the forest as a place to rejuvenate. Think of it. When the days are sunny most of us want to be outside. Why do yo think that is? I can certainly offer my opinions but I think the real lesson will come if you ponder that. So take some time under a tree or in a field and think it through.