As I was preparing for my meditation this morning, I had an impromptu vision of myself, giving an awards acceptance speech. An Oscar. Best Support Actor in a Drama. I saw the crowd I was speaking before, the Award in my hand, the suit I was wearing...then, the rest of my senses began to join in. I heard the applause, the music as I made my way to the stage, I felt the drop in the pit of my stomach, the surprise in my eyes, the chills that ran up my arms when My Name was announced. I smelled the various fragrances that surrounded me, the scent of fresh vacuuming in the carpets. I then went from experiencing all of this in the first person, to now hovering above myself, and witnessing my reaction to it all. My Speech...
During my Meditation, I felt this intense Light shine all around and through me. It was Joy, it was Assurance; Faith. Though my internal chant was "So Hum (I Am)," I felt this deeper message ring: "Be not dimmed.... Be not dimmed..." The Light grew, warmer - but not hotter - more comforting, bold and Pure. I couldn't help but smile during my meditation, and almost laugh, I felt so good. My breath fluid, my mind calm but focused, my body still, my soul receptive. I could have lived in that Peace forever.
It's easy to get caught up in the hullabaloo of societal woes, political and otherwise. Many times we may find ourselves trying so hard to avoid the endless news of terror that we compromise our own organic sense of Serenity and Solace. It's not resistance or a fight for Peace that is needed, but the realization that Peace exists and reigns freely and triumphantly, in spite of it all. You just have to be receptive to it. Namaste.
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." - Confucius
Donnell E. Smith