the soul and the sea

sea sky Paros


Once they’re written, New Year’s Resolutions seem to vanish like dew. Fortunately,  still fresh on my list is that of trying to meditate. Everything you read about increasing your vibration level insists that meditation is a must. But my thoughts are so loud and difficult to silence that I’ve been reluctant to try. So I got the book 8 Minute Meditation: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life” thinking I could give 8 minutes a try. The book seems a bit padded with unnecessary text just to say that meditation is basically focusing on your breathing in a dark and quiet room while trying not to think about anything else.

To keep my mind focused on not focusing, I made a mental mandala—that of the promontory on Paros. I love standing there looking at the horizon. But is it the sea I like or the possibility of seeing so much sky?

The soul can split the sky in two,

And let the face of God shine through…

And he whose soul is flat—the sky

Will cave in on him by and by.”

from Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay

related links: So Young, So Good, So Popular + Renascence , complete poem + Renascence, critical essay + Change Your Thoughts With Meditation

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