Here it is 2am in the morning and I am wide awake. I want to let you know that this is unusual for me. Most nights I not only fall asleep within minutes, but stay soundly asleep all night. Could it be a beautiful dinner with fine wine and what I call “bordering on erotic” food preceding turning out the lights? Or might it be that the hidden is coming to light and is calling me to write, paint, dance or sing it’s song, not willing to let me rest until I pay homage to it’s messages?
Reaching into my book case a brand new and waiting to be read book falls off the shelf into my hands. I open to the acknowledgements and read the following – “There is a Sufi expression, “the best is hidden”. …. My teachers are like the jasmine whose flowers only release their fragrant secrets as the day-times brilliant sunlight gives way to the evening’s subtler shifts of light and energy. The only way to honor them is to breathe them in and experience peace.” James O’Dea, Cultivating Peace
How many times in a day do we stop and honor the subtler parts of the experiences we are having in the moment? Even now at this early hour of the morning I feel the delight of fingers moving on the keyboard recording the thoughts that weave their way through me and back out to you. I don’t even know where they will take me or what your experience will be once you have read them. The pure adventure and unknown of it delights me.
Perhaps these hidden moments lay in waiting like the jasmine flowers, or the many teachers that move in and out of our lives – until just the right moment in time when we are the most susceptible to their encouragement to breathe them in – forever changed within the embrace.
This week choose to be vulnerable, open and aware to what may lay hidden within the next breath. Be willing to let go and say YES to whatever the experience may be. Resistance does not live here. The best of living an open life does….