I missed my last meditation circle, which always leaves me feeling out of sorts, to some extent or another. This time though, I was unable to attend, not due to work (which is always a real downer) but as I had just landed in Crete, my home from home island in the sun.
Being here, on the beautiful north coast – between Iraklion and Rethymno – in the mountains with expansive views to the rugged shoreline, across the sea and beyond – is a perfect place to tune into this month’s theme: renew.
The air itself seems to hold restorative powers for me but the added peace and quiet of solitary moments on the sun lounger looking out on the watery horizon or up into the jagged mountains works a treat in bringing me a sense of renewal.
And then I focus more directly on the theme – just for a few moments – so that I might send a message, to be shared with the others in the group, and this comes to me:
I Renewby Karen Abi-Karam, Crete, 13-09-16
With each breathOut with the old andIn with the newWith each nightSleep with the moon andWake with the sunWith each lessonLose an old belief andGain fresh perspectiveWith each lifeDie a sacred death andLive to learn againI renewEach day andForever
Is this what it means to renew ourselves throughout our lives? Time to ponder a little more…