Contemplation & Flow
To experience something gladly, paying attention with love.
A Larger Cadence
Writing, in and of itself, for me has become an important form of contemplation; a long and loving look into the matter of my attention. At last, after much practice, I learned the power of the writing process: that it was much more than just producing some content, that there was something calling me into the depths of context, honoring experience, and thus drawing me toward more meaningful participation.
As I remain open to contemplation, what it is and how it manifests in my life and living, I am convinced it flows in diverse incarnations grounded within the reality of who we are. Does how we learn have connection with how contemplation might become part of our stillness and flow? Through experience and experimentation, we each have developed in how we best learn, where, in true learning, we each have found our best methods for simply paying attention.
This, from my experience, I know, if an individual acts from Trueness−living her or his own rhythm−then this person is a leader. Our world so needs this leadership to come alive in each person, as much as possible.
Rhythm and Attention
Whatever contemplative stance I might envision for myself, I know such seeing becomes gracefully clearer as I move closer to my Trueness−deeply honoring the rhythm given to me. In volume five of my work journaling, I asked myself this question; “What is it about rhythm I so desire to teach?”
The deep context of this work I do has led me deeper into my own Trueness. I am recognizing a need to share, more often and ever more deeply, the abundance available through becoming aware of your rhythm, and more consistently choosing in the cadence of such beautiful simplicity and truth.
I teach about rhythm because I want you to know the journey makes sense, as it is traveled, with conscious presence. I teach rhythm so you can be aware, focused, and loving on your journey, and in the larger cadence. I teach rhythm so you may lead in a needy world−leading from the authentic rhythm given you since the beginning. I teach rhythm as a way to teach love−love for your work and love in your work−and how such love is profitable, not a business strategy but a way of living Trueness, embracing the larger cadence of contemplation, poetry, and love.
It takes a measure of confidence to see past the distractions in one’s everyday and focus the energy of Trueness. It seems there are many reasons for a lack of attentiveness in our daily lives, supposed reasons that simply become excuses to not pay attention. If we don’t wade into Trueness, we lose the opportunity for connectedness, with each other and with all things. But stepping into the stream of who we really are we can then begin a loving and conscious flow toward oneness.
“To be true is to flow, and in the flow one experiences both freedom and obstacle. Our own unique rhythm is moved to fullness by the notes and cadences of our own song, and finding harmony in a larger composition.”
–from The World Needs You, Second Contemplation
Reality, what is it? Answering this question could, I’m sure, fill volumes of journaling or books. But for the purposes of falling in love with it, reality is somewhere in the realm of letting go−and in the act of learning to see within the unfolding of it all.
And Now …
Important it is
to breathe in grace
to feel living grace
For into graceful flow entering,
I begin to hear resonance, given me
since the beginning; reminded
that such voice is closer to reality,
the truth of who I am, the pulse
between soul and spirit.
Blessed then, my eyes to see
more clearly in the oneness,
the story of which I am a small part;
a part nonetheless,
and often without even knowing so,
an important part to one …
The threads of reality, seen through
the clear lens of movement, weave
for the one seeing
a depiction of belonging.
In such flow is grace,
blessed connection from
what is, now.