Archive for July, 2011
I recently came across this analogy from Zen which says that ‘trying to find serenity in a chaotic world is like trying to catch a river in a bucket.’
I am still (over a week later) ruminating on this. I feel I see the obvious. I know from personal experience that staying centered, grounded and serene is like the ebb and flow of the tides. When the tide is in I am in the zone. Staying in my inner peace place is easy, daily prayer and meditation are effortless. Then the tide goes out. I am aghast at how easy it is to slip out of my daily routine. But it is not just about the timing of my daily excersise. There is also a qualitative aspect.
When I am not expending great effort ‘…to catch the river in a bucket’, I feel so connected to the Holy Spirit. I believe I understand the cyclic nature of this process, yet rather than total surrender, I still find myself looking for a bucket for my trip to the river.
This wonderful quote is from The Original Angel Cards Book. It is so beautifully relevant to the process that I wanted to share it with you.
“Look at the world with soul sight. Use your imagination, inner sense,and peripheral promptings to see the bigger picture and shape the future you desire.”