Life is filled with lots of little moments. Here is one of them.
Introducing the One Moment series, dispatches about the ordinary things we appreciate in the present moment.
I let my feet drift in the Ganges River.
My eyes fall into open meditation, watching the water and a rock. I think, “Be water.” A half a second later, three other thoughts pop in. “And be the rock. Move surely like water. Stay steady like the rock.”
In a few seconds, the lines blur between what is the water and what is the rock. They appear as one. They are one. They have long co-existed. They know each other. They belong together, and are comfortable in each other’s space. But, they express togetherness differently. One moves surely. One stays steady. Opposites but complementary. I will be both the water and the rock, moving surely and staying steady.
I tuck these gifts of wisdom away into my beingness. I whisper thank you into my praying hands and let gratitude ripple away. I touch drops of holy water to my head. I say goodbye to Rishikesh. I begin again walking towards Barcelona.
I am always walking towards the home where my heart has room to breathe.