Monthly Archives: August 2007

“This is not a monastic path.”

I picked up an audio book at the library, Love Is a Fire and I Am Wood: The Sufi’s Mystical Journey Home, by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, mostly because Sufi teachings have been fitting well for me lately, and audio books fill my hunger at times when I… should… oh, probably be meditating rather than keeping my mind full of… oh nevermind!

A n y w a y , here’s what this teacher had to say to me, this morning:

“In order to fly a kite high, you have to have both feet on the ground. This is the tension that allows the kite to fly high. And I knew that that was something I would have to learn, because then my feet were definitely not on the ground. It’s something I learned through family life, through having children, through all the difficulties of everyday life.”

Apparently I didn’t invent the idea of walking this path while grounded. Who’da thought? 🙂

Thought for the day: Meditating for ten minutes only takes ten minutes. Meditating for a half-hour only takes thirty. You deserve this gift. (Yes, you. And we are one.)