Deepak Chopra talks of dropping the mind into the spaces between the thoughts. Just as the fishermen drops his line between the rocks.
I awake to the silence, and no the lullaby of the sound of sea, A heartbeat of waves. Their sound is familia as is the tang of salty air.
I can hear footsteps, moving, I know he is excited about taking the boat out for the first time in a long time. I pull my feet in close as he sits on the end of the bed to put his shoes on. The dog stirs in the other room and I think about getting up. I’m warm and content and as I don’t have any clients till late morning I don’t really need to leave the soft bed. I think of catching the daylight that is sparkling through the window, there is warm scented breakfast and yes I will get up. It’s still early so there’s no one else around the perfect time for meditation.
Our little village is filled up with holidaymakers,boats ,kayaks, surfboards and the beach fishermen and women scattering along the curve of the beach.Each morning and late evening- fishing. Fishing and meditation I suspect have a lot in common. What is it that pulls the city dwellers out of beds? Causes them to leave their sleeping bags to listen to the first sounds,sea, the birds, magpie, singing, for the sun has risen there are people moving toward the sea. My brother who fishes the river told mom it wasn’t about catching fish it’s about the silence and the doing nothing, just sitting watching ,being ,and that is a peaceful thing to do.
My man tells me fishing for him gives him time to ponder, think on the bigger things.
His words “Fishing is exciting, taking you out in the elements.
You win some you loose some, so it teaches you life’s lessons. ”
As the year dawns new – each of us needs the space – that mixing with the elements, excitement. As we cast the net of our mind out what do we wish to hook into this year? may I suggest you cast your line far to bring space into your day and yes be willing to loose some of your ideas your hard won pre conceived notions. I wish for more grace into our movements and our thoughts. remember you have infinite probabilities and all possibilities within you.