A morning meditationPosted: July 16, 2012
When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; where before you used to be jagged, now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self. When love awakens in your life, it is like a rebirth, a new beginning.
~ John O’Donohue, Anam Cara
This morning I started a 28-day meditation program. I woke up just before dawn, and began my day by stepping outdoors and watching the sunrise, followed by yoga and a sitting meditation. It’s a wonderful way to wake up, just being present outside waiting for the day to begin. It’s a meditation in and of itself. No yoga or sitting necessary.
The morning was still except for the chatter and songs of the birds. No breeze at all. Ground fog stretched out in long layers across the meadows, the neighbor’s yards, and the pond.
I love the way light and color softly emerges from the horizon, my mind and body awakening with the earth.
The day slowly brightened as the orange-red ball of sun slipped up between the trees and power lines.
It is in the early morning hour that the unseen is seen, and that the far-off beauty and glory, vanquishing all their vagueness, move down upon us till they stand clear as crystal close over against the soul.
~ Sarah Smiley
Thank you for stopping by and walking through the sunrise with me. I hope your day has been filled with colorful wonder and delight.