Thursday, July 22, 2010

wisdom from up above


It was a glorious day yet again as I surfaced this morning, the birds were up, the breeze billowing and the city waking up in a slow motion that even the makers of inception would have envied! 

As I sat on the roof and post the meditation reached out for an extract to start the day. ..these words from a Deepak Chopra leaped out at me and made me immediately want to pause and ponder. The simplicity and truth blew you away, as did the obviousness of it all. 

Here is that little nugget..

We are travelers on a cosmic journey--- stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Gautam Bhuddha, the founder of Bhuddhism once said

this existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds
to watch the birth and death of beings is like
looking at the movements of a dance
a lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky
Rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.