Silence… Life as a meditation

The 6.30 am alarm is still a bit of a challenge… I am guessing my body thinks its in England and that I have suddenly decided to leap up at 4.30am!

Although there wasn’t a lot of leaping going on 🙂

Anadi and I wandered out into a glorious fresh morning, before the heat of the day… It promised us that anything could happen.

We kept wandering along for awhile – I am not keen on running the moment I am out the door – I like to warm into it and let my body and feet tell me when they are ‘ready to run’…

So we walked  and wandered and talked about stillness and silence…

Anadi had decided to take a bath after we came in from dinner before bed – and he had been ages and ages…!

When he eventually appeared in our bedroom I said ‘I want to know your insights, what happened in the bath…?’

I said this, because  Anadi is a very meditative, still being, and if he is silent he is usually meditating, not thinking thoughts… And early in the mornings, in the space between sleeping and waking he often has deeper insights and so I was looking forward to what might emerge from his silent soak…

And that was what he said… ‘Silence… Nothing else, relaxation and silence’

I lay in his arms and said…’Yes, silence…’ And that is how we went to sleep.

We had been talking earlier in the day about how we recognise that within the nomadic risk we have taken – are still taking – by leaping into the unknown, that at a deeper almost imperceptible level we are still ‘holding on’ in a ‘human worry way’…

Where is our life going, with Anadi’s business still in it’s fledging stages, and who knows where my sabbatical is taking me…?

Human concerns on this human journey …

And yet all of us are spirit – albeit on a human journey – but when we remember this then we can trust at the deepest level.

Trust what emerges from the silence…

Over breakfast we had talked about how we recognise always, that it is about going deeply into any areas where we are holding, even if they are so deep within that we are not that conscious of them… As in essence Anadi and I are not ‘worriers’ by nature, so to find the fear we have to catch it so that it doesn’t ever take a hold.

Rest in silence let go, trusting the silence always remembering…

‘There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.’

And the love spoken of here, is the love found in silence, in truth, within us all, when we trust and make our lives a silent mediation on the move…

And so after half a mile of wandering our feet started to run…

And we found a perfect five mile loop all around the edge of the forest on smooth quiet roads, shaded by the trees … We ran to the sea at the end of the exact 5 mile loop, and ran the half a mile we’d walked  at the outset of our run… Down to the sea we ran and dived straight into the huge  turquoise blue swimming pool at the bottom of our road…!

And under the waves I said to the watery deep… ‘Show me my truth…’