Archive for July, 2010

reflecting on life


Today is “someday” –  the day that someday I would see my art located in Yorkville. It’s a kind of surreal feeling to see the art on the wall and then to turn around and see it reflected in the window as I am writing. I can’t help but think how amazing the mind works, and how this same reflection can happen on a spiritual level as well…  My art, a kind of meditative tool for me, was reflected onto the store window as I sorted out the pages of my journal – such a cool experience!  I’m not an expert in physics, but beyond that I began to think about how many things appear to us in reflections whether they are physical or not. This was all happening as the light got brighter inside – so, it was darker outside and getting brighter inside, and as the contrast between light and dark became stronger, the image was more clearly reflected… the resolution more vibrant! I’m no scientist ! It just is what it is ! Today, what I envisioned some time ago, in my minds eye of “someday” was blatantly being reflected right back to me. Gotta love that !


Sundara means “beautiful” . . .

Flowers in the market

“Sundara”  is a sanskrit word which literally translates to “beautiful.” I am inspired by many forms of beauty in my day-to-day experiences, so it is in these moments I am taking mental notes. Whether it is to just pause, or to listen and take action, all beauty at its core is speaking truth. I have come to the conclusion that it is no coincidence that having been a student of journalism, I was in search of truths – writing about them. In being a student of Interior Design, I was definitely in search of beauty, though learned of the illusions of what true beauty looks like. And being a student of meditation I was learning how to know the difference between what appears to be true and what is real.

Alright well, before I get deep, (I’ve been known to write “very deep” articles), my point is that even a moment at the flower market is a beautiful thing. Walk in stressed out, in a hurry, on the way home, try to find a bouquet, for someone who’s sick, having a birthday, anniversary, whatever…. or just walk in sometimes… just because, and stay a while, but definitely stay a moment – however long that is.