Inspiration and Stillness
My illness though banal left me in no mood or strength to post New Year Greetings. So today, please let me wish you a belated Happy New Year!
The months of January and February passed by in a flash. I was neither quite sick nor wholly well. Watery eyes. Runny nose. Dripping fluids weakened my sense, made my thought process incoherent
No fever. But the dry cough refused to leave me until the end of the second month.
After four weeks of cough syrups, nose spray, cold tablets and inhaling steam three times a day I got my normal health back.
But looking back I would rather not complain about two months of common cold. Many things were revealed to me during my illness that I could not have envisioned in health. (Except in meditation and journaling)
At times half asleep and half awake I felt terrified.
Another time I walked through an exquisite landscape.
And yet another day, I dreamed I am sick. In delirium, I descended to the desert of my soul where my wasteland was disclosed to me. That dark day, however, was balanced by my traverse through the mountain path sprinkled with wild flowers.
On another note, for the last six months I’ve been writing poetry inspired from various scriptures, some of which we have read together. The poems are about meditation, writing, space within, and self-understanding. I’ll post them at regular intervals on this page. Here is the first one:
A PLACE OF STILLNESS
Scribblers and writers!
Write what you sense, know, feel.
Improve your skill.
Revise your self.
Sense your body.
Know your thoughts.
Feel your heart
Encounter the wounds within, your regrets, your shortcomings.
Jot them down.
Catch them into words.
Transform them into stories.
In mindful writing and meditation overcome them one by one.
This is a path to discovering unlimited possibilities and a place of stillness.
Search! And reach the place of everlasting peace.