We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For2 Comments May 25, 2008 / Posted in Meditation, Mindfulness
Thanks to friends like Dorothy Mitchell I am continually reminded about being mindful and staying in the present moment.
Each of us carries that child within us that pulls at our shirt sleeve or tugs at our pant leg letting us know that they are there and if we don’t listen well, it is so easy to slip over into mindlessness. Deep breathe. I put my arm around that my child within that needs attention because of its fear when it was overwhelmed or not enough for the world during those early years. “You’re okay. You’re safe. We can use your energy and we can play for this short time together as we move ahead and do what needs to be done.”
Did you ever notice that if you close one eye you can see your nose. And if you close the other you can see the other side of your nose. You can always see your nose, and yet when we look out we don’t see it. And in that short sentence, if you closed one eye and looked, whatever was on your mind was gone as you checked out to see that you can always see your nose.
They’re thoughts. Just thoughts. Here, hear. Then gone in the next thought.
Dorothy’s shared two thoughts with me today and a few others on her email list:
Normal is someone you don’t know very well!”
“The elders say, ‘We must let go of the shore. Push off into the middle of the river and keep our eyes open and our heads above the water.
See who is there with you and celebrate that this time in history we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth, the journey come to a halt. The time of lone wolf is over – gather yourselves. Banish the word ‘struggle from your attitude and even from your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration for we are the ones we have been waiting for’.”
Googled “We must let go of the shore” and the quote is from the Hopi Elders’ Prophecy.
So it was a pleasant Sunday morning with Richard and Kevin doing an easy 4 or 5 mile run working on running form and style, a la Oz’s Running Form and Style, Nicholas Romanov’s Pose Method, and Danny Dreyer’s ChiRunning. Mixed in with Walking Meditation. Check out Charles MacInerney’s short summary on Walking Meditation. Or better yet, you can read Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Long Run Turns To Joy: A Guide To Walking Meditation. or his book: Walking Meditation, which contains a DVD and CD-ROM with it.