Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Lay Your Body Down
We left San Jose, Costa Rica, one month ago and now live in a small jungle town on the Pacific Coast. Here the gravel roads meander without a trace of straight lines, the internet comes and goes with the whim of a feral cat and the powdered-sugar beaches stretch for miles without interruption.
Where the jungle meets the beach, insects, birds and howler monkeys dominate the sound-scape. The fastest my body moves is determined by the speed of my mountain bike petal strokes. I keep track of time by counting the number of waves that roll under my surf board as the ocean and I slowly get acquainted. And at night millions of tiny diamonds shine without inhibition while giant sea turtles lay what will one day be the next generation of ocean elders.
Here the over-relied-upon machine of my mind comes to rest. Any feeble attempts to “make sense of...”, "assess" or "figure out" this great Mystery of Life are dwarfed by the sheer majesty of the endless blue horizon.
How much time do you spend meandering the inner-landscape of your thinking mind? Judging, critiquing, assessing?
Are you willing to experience more of the outer landscape of Nature’s beauty and less of the inner-landscape of your thinking mind?
Make a date with the Earth. Lay your body down. With your back on Her belly feel Her and let Her feel you.