Taking the Opportunity — 02.13.03

Guiding Thought

In my natural state of Freedom, my mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do. I am perfect, whole, and complete. Satisfied and filled full, my energy overflows to manifest only the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful.


I went for a walk this morning, down at the beach with a friend. We walked, we talked we stopped often just to gaze at the water, lapping on the sand and rocks. At those moments, it was enough to just be, and experience the peace of the water, the waves, the mountains, the ferry boats. Nothing need to be said, nothing more to do or say.  And there is something special about sharing these moments with a friend, knowing that they are pausing too, and taking it all in. It all seems complete at this time.

I thought about Freedom, and how lucky we are to be able to come to this environment only a few minutes from home. Having the Freedom to walk and talk as we will. Free to experience this oneness with all. The water calls, it beckons me. I cannot imagine walking along the shore without these pauses, without taking the opportunity to stand still, and just take it all in. There truly is nothing more to do.

Simple. To experience wholeness, to simply be. So often my journey is an intellectual search. If I can just read the right book, crack the one koan, meditate deeply enough. If only.

Simple to just be, to pause at the water’s edge, and experience the sights, sounds and smells. No analysis needed. That is Freedom.