It doesn’t matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn’t matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years — we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on. – Sharon Salzberg
*) Today I’m seeing nature in a whole new way~through clean glass.
I’m not sure what possessed me to grab the window cleaner (a mix of vinegar and water~no harsh chemicals for me). I think perhaps it was last nights rain~the cleansing Mother Nature bestowed. Always the perfect role model, isn’t she? (Well, actually I wouldn’t get caught dead throwing some of the tanturms she does.)
It is amazing how bright the world looks when the dirt has been removed. You can see the philosophical in that, can’t you? Sometimes it is necessary to remove a layer that prevents what can be seen. It may be internal or extrinsic; nonetheless, it can be cleansed.
The greens are greener. It is as if I can see the growth even from a distance.
The face of the flowers are showing their true colors. From my vantage point they are bright and happy. Nothing remains to falsify their beauty.
Everything is vivid. Nothing stands in the way of the lights reflection; full color spectrum is once again enjoyed. As is should be~as it was meant to be.
The cracks and crevices and jutting of rocks are crisp and obvious. Awareness is heightened.
The sky is now bluer … clearer … and boundless.
The world opens up…
it gives clarity to the mind and visibility to the soul. A new discovery that was always there. It awaits you, too.
Give a good cleansing to the window of your world…let me know what you see. (*
Observe always that everything is the result of change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and make new ones like them. – Marcus Aurelius