“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
~ Lao Tzu
I found myself absolutely lost in mother nature’s splendor this morning. Her display of ever changing lights, dancing across the waters below Tortola were mesmerizing. It was like watching a beautiful ballet dancer. Finally, a little rainbow appeared to my left, high up in the sky, and a light rain shower snapped me out of my spellbound trance ….
I’ve come to learn that what often appears ordinary will turn into something extraordinary. Some days, I’ll take as few as 5 photographs. Today, I took 20. My single semi-ordinary photo will hardly do today’s sitting justice.
When I stopped writing last year, I recall saying that I hadn’t seen a spectacular sunrise lately.
As I sat watching the cosmic dance this morning, I was reminded that life – and the sunrise – only become mundane when we fail to look. To find newness in every given moment. When we establish expectations.
It is said in the Tao Te Ching:
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
“Stop trying to leave, and you will arrive. Stop seeking, and you will see. Stop running away, and you will be found.”
No two photographs that I’ve taken are like. There may be some similarities, but the clouds, are always there to force me into awareness.
Such is life. Without the clouds, little struggles to overcome, surely life would become mundane.
Dr. Wayne Dyer says that “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
Such was my sitting today.
I hope you find time today to get outside and enjoy mother nature’s splendor. Stop. And wait for the rainbow ….