I feel so much satisfaction and fulfillment in my life. It is not something I strive for but instead it is a pervasive feeling throughout most hours of my day. Relaxing and letting the sounds, smells, and light of nature wash over me fills my soul with satisfaction. Or when I soak in my tub, hug my dog, read a book, have coffee with wonderful friends, or work creatively with paints or fabrics my soul soars with joy. I am blessed that life is so good. I have the time to appreciate and notice all of the small and large joys in my life.
Recently we visited Joshua Tree National Park with my nephew Ben who has been there many times. He led us off the beaten trail to an area where visitors had collected the white rocks that were part of the lucky strips, which made thin circles around many of the huge sandstone boulders. Hikers used rocks to make designs on the desert floor, such as sunflowers, a crab, a sun, and a labrynth, which had at least eight spirals. I checked if it as OK for me to walk the labrynth, then said Namaste or blessings, and started walking it slowly, with intention, as Thich Hnat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist, had taught us in a walking meditation workshop. It was 104 degrees in the desert so moving slowly was of the essence.I immediately moved into the 8th dimension. This dimension is a quiet, peaeful, relaxed dimension where one enjoys doing nothing. Here one is reminded of the loving connection between all beings. I connected to the boulders, the catius, and the huge blue sky. One truly feels at one and connected with all that is in the universe in this dimension.