We observe the harmonious patterns of the natural universe as flowing, mixing, moving. But, as with the swirling of oil and water, all retain their individual characteristics.
Aligning personal rhythms with harmony, by following our conscience, keeps our inner peace intact. Cooperative interpersonal rhythms swirling into universal harmony, develop universal consciousness.
The harmonious rhythms of music, pleasing to the ear, inspire us to dance, to move. And within every atom of every musical note, microscopic atoms dance around each other in continuous patterns, gracefully using space, place, and time as their dimensions of expression, just as we can in all of our daily interactions and activities.
Meditation for Contemplation
Choose a quiet place to sit and begin even and regular breathing such as 2 counts to breathe in and 2 counts to breathe out. Keep up this even rhythm throughout your meditation.
After reflection on the following thoughts write out any new insights in your journal for contemplation at a later time and for future review.
Every day is a new beginning; a chance to disarm the day's stress into a beautiful outcome by adapting and acting on the highest good - allowing us to enjoy our time every day, and to be in a state of joy every day.
When we awaken each day we have the opportunity and choice to live in a way that we can enjoy, that will bring joy into our life, by acting for the highest good of each situation that the day presents. By acting for the highest good we are assuring ourselves peace of mind and an energized body.
The circumstances we are in from day to day may be repetitive and similar, but our own attitude and actions make the day painful or joyful.
By our attitudes and actions we are in charge of the outcome of each situation. We do that by taking one little nugget of truth out of an uncomfortable situation, and then using it as a stepping stone for improving the day's unresolved or inharmonious conflicts.
By doing our part to be positive and constructive, by doing our best, we enjoy the rhythm of our native natural peace and ease.
Article by Susan Kramer; photo credit Stan Schaap
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