Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. ‘I am that I am’ sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words ‘Be still’. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that ‘I am so and so’. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?
The moon is growing fat and round in the sky, and last night she dropped down on the horizon, in line with my bedroom window, sending such brilliant light that I was woken up.
The sky was bright and clear, with a scattering of stars, the trees were silent and still, and the moon was dazzling.
I lay in bed for an hour just watching the world outside my window, and breathing in moonlight. The moon felt so close it seemed I could reach out and touch it. It brought me to a place of deep calm and peace, and even after I went back to sleep and then woke this morning that peace abided.
I meditated, came downstairs, did a little catchup on my messages. The dogs and Ben were still asleep in the muggy humid early morning. Still all I felt was peace. Not lethargy, but stillness. A stillness of my mind. A stillness of the wheels that usually grind inside my skull as I start my day.
It is totally unexpected, this feeling.
There is no sense of urgency, or a need for striving. Inside me is as quiet as the early morning house.
Outside of me birds call, a dog stretches and yawns, a message pings on my phone.
Inside me I am calm. Peaceful. Observant but detached, observant – heart full.
Was that the magic of the moon?
I’m not sure, but whatever brought this state of mind, I am grateful.
Wishing for you too a day of calm, an untroubled mind, and peace in your heart, Nicole xx