What’s in your mind? Happiness or? 10-21-2019

Happiness often appears as a glimpse, a peek of reality showing through, like a flash of lightning at night exposing the landscape and then fading back into darkened obscurity leaving its echo of joy.

As I stand at the edge of a forest I can sense its quiet expanse in front of me. Finding the edge of a path, an opening into the woods seems funny. A path is not really made up of anything other than the space where there is a little less woods. It has been traveled and fashioned by others who have come before.   It has a beginning and possibly an end but it is primarily middle. It is part of a larger path that I have followed that has brought me to the edge of the woods. A path across a field or from a parking lot or along a street or highway. And that path although not as visible as the space of the one within the woods is nevertheless a path that I traversed as well as the larger one marked by my birthdays across scores of years.

Go into your own woods or your Aladdin’s closet as deeply as you need to and allow the thoughts and distractions of your mind to dissolve. Just as the sounds of the city fade away as you walk along a path going deeply into a mighty forest. Once the quiet emerges you can listen and hearing the silence recall your own experience of playing within a closet, a make-believe tent or out in the sunshine.

Happiness often appears as a glimpse, a peek of reality showing through, like a flash of lightning at night exposing the landscape and then fading back into darkened obscurity leaving its echo of joy.

 

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