Monday meditationPosted: October 29, 2012
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
It was dark and rainy this morning. Breezy, too, as I went out for my walk. I thought I’d go for a quick turn around the pond, but ended up staying out for about an hour or so. It may sound a little crazy but it was so beautiful out there in the rain and breeziness.
It is still morning as I put together this post, and I’m still feeling the invigorating effects of the wind and rain and coolness of the air. Have you ever stepped outside just before a storm and felt a surge of energy? It’s a little like that. I thoroughly enjoyed the feel of the wind and rain, coming out from beneath the shelter of my hooded raincoat to feel them on my face.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
~ Alan Watts
I’m holding a lot of folks out east in my thoughts and prayers today. Family, friends, people I don’t know and will likely never meet. Stay safe. I talked with my father a little while ago. He’s in New Jersey, along with my brothers, my sister, and their families. They’ve battened down the hatches, and made all the preparations they can. Dad said Sandy is expected to come ashore in southern New Jersey around 8:00 this evening. Most of my clan is inland, central New Jersey (between Philadelphia and the shore, closer to Philly than the shore), but they’ll still be feeling the effects of the wind and rain.
To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
~ Pema Chodron
Well, I have things I should be doing to get ready for the storm. As of this writing, the wind has actually died down a bit. I think it was windier overnight than it is right now. They’re saying the wind gusts might get up to 80 mph near the lake. To my friends and everyone else up that way, stay safe.
Thank you for dropping by. If you’re anywhere in the path of Hurricane Sandy, be safe.