Saturday, February 27, 2010
spiritual Practice day 27
Today I meditated to the background noise of falling rain. There is such a powerful comfort to that noise. I think it is related to the awareness that we are, most of us I should say, we are inside and safe and dry. It takes a rainstorm to recognize the comforts of a warm dry home. So today my meditation was an exercise simply in holding gratitude for all the very simple good things in my life. There was no guilt attached, but simple gratitude for the many gifts of a safe home, a steady job, a refrigerator full of food, loving support of family and friends. It's unfortunate that it takes a moment of sitting down and concentrating to realize how gifted our lives are. But it's a very powerful thing to sit with.