Friday, September 13, 2013

The Lesson of the Orchid.

“The old orchid hunter lay back on his pillow, his body limp... 'You'll curse the insects,' he said at least, 'and you'll curse the natives... The sun will burn you by day and the cold will shrivel you by night. You'll be racked by fever and tormented by a hundred discomforts, but you'll go on. For when a man falls in love with orchids, he'll do anything to possess the one he wants.” ~ Susan Orlean

I had the most amazing meditation this morning.

The room was buzzing with this zen-filled energy, as my mind settled into a place where my heart has always dreamed to be.

There is an indescribable calmness that finds us when we are finally able to break through the chitter chatter of thinking mind. It follows our form, wrapping around and through these most delicate pieces of our soul...effortlessly permeating, and forever changing our most fixed state of being.

It moves us, as it moves through us...

And, we may practice meditation for many, many years without much result ~ until one day, it unexpectedly appears...right here...catching us in this moment of 'so completely off guard'.

Calmness is the orchid at the peak of our 'mountain top.'

Breathlessly, we lean into it... knowing its magnificence may be found...only here.

And though our bodies may be bloodied and worn from this climb, know this...that we are not ever weakened...

Because, the orchid's bloom that shall always carry us nearer.