The background and us

The background is always there
The silence is the canvas
Upon the canvas bees buzz
Birds sing and leaves rustle
Stillness and creation together

The background is our anchor
It is the consciousness of life
It is a continuous stream of light
All the noises are contained there
The time is always now there

When we are within our mind
The background is still there
We are just not aware
We do not feel it but it’s there
We loss our connection to it

When we are free from thought
We become one with all that is
The background contains all
We here it, see it, feel it
We experience it and simple joy

The background is our friend
We can learn so much
We become it in this moment
We are awake and alive
The background envelopes us
The background holds us

The background is the universe
It is the beautiful nature
It is peace and unconditional
The background is always there
Once we are it’s friend we know
We become it too

A summer evening.

I’m sitting in the garden, just listening to the birds, the coolness of a summer evening as the sun sets, a gentle breeze, a flapping of a bird’s wings in the tree.

Sounds and smells of nature, a beautiful sky, with ever changing colours as the sun continues to fade behind the horizon.

This background of the real moment, now, is always there. It’s we just don’t notice it, our endless repetitive mind-streams of thought drown it out.

If we stop and listen, allowing some our senses to enjoy this moment, then we become conscious and at peace.

This is freely available now, it’s just we have to choose to become it and enjoy it.