We woke to a dull grey light this morning. The hot weather had produced a coastal fog, wrapping us in its soft grey blanket for a few hours until the sun burned it off. We walked to the beach through early morning spider webs that had not yet been withdrawn … a sticky greeting from the eight-legged creatures.
Fog blocks our vision, quietens sounds, changes our perception. How often do we feel a bit foggy? How often do we realise the fog has cleared on a certain subject? Henri Matisse said ” Derive happiness from a good days work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us”.
I am working on some transcriptions at the moment, a voluntary job for one of my teachers. It is such a privilege to listen to him talking and answering questions, it certainly helps dispel my own pockets of fog! This means that much of my computer time is taken up, so I have been absent in the blogging world, and will continue to be until my work is done.
Each day, each moment, brings its own gifts, surprises, delights, or sorrows. Fog changed the landscape so radically it was like walking on new beach, wondering what might appear as we moved along. Moving through life we are sometimes surprised by what appears or disappears, or how we suddenly see differently.
On the way back I stopped to visit the lotus, ancient symbols of awakening from the ‘sleep’ of ignorance, awakening to realise our true nature, that there is no G*d out there, but rather everything is within us, and we are in everything, the One. According to Miguel Angle Ruiz ” Humans believe so many lies because we aren’t aware. We ignore the truth, or we just don’t see the truth. When we are educated we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog, that doesn’t allow us to perceive the truth, what really is.”
The rest of the day was hot and sunny, a heatwave in parts of the east coast, but not too bad here. I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of foggy moisture, all too soon gone! Wishing you a fog-dispelling day, where you catch a few glimpses of how things really are. As Kirtana sings “You only need to be still and ask who you are, Be still and know who you are”
Ruiz and Matisse quotes from brainyquote.com, thank you 🙂