Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 2012 - Timing

The passages in our lives that we recognize offer us present insights and invite us to attend in relation to our circumstances. However, the passages in our lives which are more elusive tend to cause us reasons to review and offer us opportunities to gain knowledge in retrospect to our circumstances. The concept for this month, February, is Timing.

Timing embraces relationship. One may be in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time. One may be just in time, on time, or perhaps behind the times as well as ahead of one's time. The point is, through meditation (however you wish to define the practice), mindful living, and consideration and awareness of others in relation to self and world/Universe, time can become more and more a friend and companion for you and your associates - whether they are family members, friends, co-workers, or strangers. Living involves timing.

I offer this meditation. First breathe, for breathing is an excellent definition of timing. Then understand your heart. Do this by saying, "Every beat of my heart puts me in time with the pulse of the Universe". Lastly, begin to look people in their eyes more and more when interacting with them. Adjust your time to theirs; be in time with their place and all the while, know that time is a tool to carry one through passages. Being in relation is a way to be in time. Thus does the orchestra make beautiful music.

May this month be one of harmony and joyful timing for each of you. May your breathing which connects you to the outer world and your heartbeats which connect you to your inner worlds bring you to sacred space and pleasant passages.

The Kohelet