Life in motion…

I awoke to a magical Moroccan morning in Marrakech, and now I am watching the sun go down now on a completely different landscape … Three hours driving; the land looks worlds apart; the energy of the people the same, yet different too.

This morning I was running through the souk as it was opening for the day. We were with Jamal, our host at Riad Saba… We were running to my now familiar training ground, where the keeper of the park welcomes me, and stops me at the end of my session before I leave to show me more stretching exercises…

Exercises my body surely needs, my suppleness not what I know it can be…

I was saying to Anadi that I need to get more supple, and then the reflection of this within me showed up in my friend in the park, and jumping too… I have been saying that my jumping agile energy is ready to be reclaimed…!

And today as if it had all been planned, he showed me some jumping kicking exercises too, as well as extra stretches… Everything is unfolding…

When we trust the still space deep inside, the part that is always calm and peaceful whatever is going on in the outer realms… When we stay connected to it always, we can witness what emerges from this silence within…

Watch and you will see; watch your breath, there is a still point at the top and the bottom; and in this space it is possible to experience complete silence, your self…

We clambered into a taxi at 1pm and hugged our friend Jamal goodbye, ‘we will see you next time…’ and then we were off into the expanse of dusty sandy beautiful Morocco…

Miles and miles of vastness; and then the forest of Argan trees appeared, flashing beside us. They produce the oil which can only be found here in Morocco… There are now over 20 argan women’s co-operatives on the road from Marrakech to Essaouira, the idea is that the women have an opportunity to succeed, although having researched something of the system online, it doesn’t appear that this is entirely the case…

People’s lives unfolding, some in challenging restricted ways… Some in expansive ways, full of possibility…

The world over…

As we sped along the road that stretched ahead, empty of other cars, miles and miles of straight tarmac I reflected how can it be that we might take our outer life too seriously? In terms of ambition or ego or anything we might think we desire or want…?

How can we do this?

There are so many millions of people on this planet, we are all here experiencing a human life, we are all connected…

We are all one…

Today I have seen so many people, I do not know… Hundreds of people who rose this morning like me, their day ahead, things to do, people to see, commitments to honour, loved ones to hug and care for…

On witnessing life all about, the energy of Marrakech and now the blustery sparkling coast, with camels lounging, horses galloping; the energy of the Atlantic greeting us once again…

And people, new people here, everywhere… All of us living our days out, unfolding before us…

I reflect that our inner life is where we will discover ourselves and find peace.

If we focus our energy within, to the inner landscape, the inner world, the still point in our breath; the silence within us; and allow the days to emerge from this space then we can examine the outer landscape from the position of it reflecting our inner journey ; and recognise that we are on a journey that is limitless….

As soon as we arrived Anadi and I walked to the beach; the joy of sand between my toes; the water lapping over my feet; the bright sun high in the sky; kite surfers, lean young men on fit energetic horses.

The joy of life in motion…

 

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