The background

Sitting still in the sun, listening to the rustling of leaves in the tree, the songs of many birds near and far, distant voices, wind chimes…the more I listen the more sounds I notice.

I notice my breathing, the moving of my body as I inhale and exhale, still the birds twitter. I feel the environment, I notice all. I am calm and peaceful.

These things are there always, the background that surrounds every moment. We can instantly connect to it and become still and at peace within it.

The thing is we rarely notice them as we drown them out with our repetitive thoughts. We are unaware of background. We are unconscious.

Being aware of the background means being conscious and free of thought. It means being life in this moment.

Stillness contained in the background of awareness.

Being still

An image comes
No thought can be without one
I wonder if…
Maybe we can
Erase the picture
Lose the thought
What if it was gone
No more repeating
No more suffering

Maybe we could instead
Let the image be in our head
Watch them pass
Be the witness
Like clouds on a windy day
Like children running in the park
Like snow tumbling
Leave our energy to our soul

Let’s send our energy to the new
Allow ourselves to create
Allow ourselves to grow
Become a shining light
Become the butterfly

Be…just be
Silent like the deep blue sea
Quiet like the sleeping bear
At peace like the highest peak
Calm like the windless day
Beauty like nature
Bright like the light of the sun

It’s time to shine
it’s time to let go
It’s time to love
It’s time to accept
It’s time to surrender
It’s time to be still