As I look out the window this morning in contemplation about today’s post….there is a stillness in the air. It’s that fresh morning calm when humans are mostly asleep, inside their homes and still quiet in our neighborhood, enjoying the serenity of Saturday morning. The squirrels aren’t yet up and scattering about as they play and gather leaves for their autumn nest. Birds remain tucked away in their quiet places too. And there is a sweet hush present here inside the house.
And yet, I’m struck by a line from The Peaceful Warrior:
There’s never ‘nothing’ going on.
What Socrates was intending to teach Dan was that the energy of our Universe is ever present. Beyond what we can see with our human eyes, there is always something greater, deeper, very profound at work. The trees are growing even though we don’t see it happening. I’m certain that somewhere beyond my window there are little bunnies hopping about, for they love the quiet of dawn. Even here in the house, although people are quiet, the cats have already enjoyed in their breakfast, and Stanley is now contentedly curled up on my lap as I type this.
Clouds are moving in the sky, people are awaking to the start of a fresh new day. And even the tiniest of Nature’s creatures, the ants are surely already up and at work. There is a pulse of Life that is ever present dear ones. And She beats as steadily as does the native’s drum, the healthy heart, the music’s rhythm. She is ever present, ever breathing the beauty of living into Her planet and all her Divine creatures.
Remember this as you go through your day. ‘There’s never nothing going on.’ Always there is the energy of BE-ing surrounding our Universe. And here’s the most appealing aspect of this truth: always we are called to allow it to embrace us fully, always this loving grace is present to weave itself into the very fibers of our being and through us extend outward around the globe–touching all of Life. This is one of the greatest gifts offered to us as human beings, the warmth of Divine presence. She is always with us, divinely orchestrating Her symphony of Life–ever present.