Reflection is a recognition rather than knowledge.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre
It was warm when I went out for my walk this morning. In the upper 40’s. It wasn’t that long ago that I mentioned 40’s would eventually come to be a warm temperature. I just didn’t think it would be this soon.
It was also very humid. We had rain overnight and it gave everything a good soaking. The air was still and quiet, almost thick with silence, broken up occasionally by the cawing of a crow, the screeching of a blue jay, or the chattering of the kingfisher who lives by the pond.
Except for the occasional ripple from a fish, the pond was like glass. Calm. Smooth. Reflective.
I like the way reflections turn the world upside down.
Only when the clamor of the outside world is silenced will you be able to hear the deeper vibration. Listen carefully.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
During my daily walks there are moments — sometimes brief flashes, sometimes huge chunks of time — when I feel the connection that the spiritual gurus talk about. One with everything, as the old joke goes. They are heart- and soul-expanding moments.
Today I realized those moments are accompanied by a big smile. I must look pretty goofy out there at times. It’s a good thing there is nobody around to see me.