An incident that occurred today reminded me of this beautiful quote attributed to Buddha – In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
Imagine going for an intense run, being totally tired and then sitting down on a comfortable patch of grass under the cool shade of a tree to rest. What happens to the body when you do that? The body just lets go of all control of your legs, arms, fingers, toes – everything and simply sinks into the ground just content and happy to soak into this experience of just being and not moving. Meditation – if done in the right way provides the same type of opportunity to the mind field or what is commonly called as the energy body.
The best part of my day is listening to my six year old son’s take on how his day was. It usually involves superhero appearances, him rescuing his friends from bullies, bouts of laughter fueled by the simplest of jokes and magical powers of his power ranger tattoos.
As I lie down every night I think about my own childhood fantasies and how “real” the world has gotten as I have grown up. I have come to realize that as we grow up, our understanding of reality, while important, is the biggest deterrent to achieving our purpose.