Homai to Aroha
I’m not really sure the photograph does the ‘mindful moment’ justice. But there it is anyways …
I went to the beach again (Yuss! A ‘Win’ to Me today) … and it was peopley, even! It was so hot I pretty much didn’t give a flying fuck about anyone else … and even went for a swim in my undies LOL.
But as I was making like a beached whale, and not looking for any particular mindfulness moment, one smashed Me in the face in the form of a giant wave!
Now a couple things came to ‘mind’ …
I think this whole mindfulness routine is supposed to be a ‘being in the present’ – ‘appreciating the moment’ kinda thing … but what I did wonder in my moment, whilst gulping large amounts of salt water … was:
Who defined what past, present and future actually is?
Because it occurred to Me today, that in my ‘culture’, there really isn’t such a thing. It’s all fluid.
It just Is.
Emotions. Thoughts. Events. They’re All Right Here, Right Now, even if they were 10 years ago.
Which got Me onto the 2nd thing.
A few years ago a man I knew (he is a ‘healer’, in Our sense of the word), who has since passed, was talking about listening and learning from nature. That sitting in the rain will give you lessons in ‘feeling’ and being ‘present’, so to speak.
That sitting in Tangaroa (the Ocean), will give you lessons in breathing and ‘being present’, so to speak. Because if you’re not watching what Tangaroa is doing; how he’s changing and rolling … you Will definitely get smacked up the side of the head by an enormous wave, And you won’t be able to breath lol.
I Got That Today.
Tangaroa is a huge force that is continuously changing his ebbs and flows and currents: he’s predictable – but completely unpredictable.
Isn’t that exactly how Life is?