Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Imagination


Welcome to our meditation... Take a deep breath. Stretch your arms and your fingers. Stretch your legs and your toes. Roll your shoulders. Relax your mind. Relax your body. Clear all your thoughts. Let them drift away into the atmosphere. Imagine yourself in a cool desert. It is evening and there is a cluster of colorful tents against a twilight blue sky. They all glow with flickering candlelight. There are a couple of camels laying on the ground nearby. You enter the largest tent and it is warm and welcoming. Beautiful tapestries and pillows line the tent in various prints of indigo, brown and red. There sitting at a table are some of your loved ones. How wonderful it is to encounter these familiar faces in such an unfamiliar place. You sit down at the table that is filled with the aromas of figs, lychees, couscous and curried vegetables. You are all here to celebrate, but was is the occasion? It is the gift of Imagination. Our imaginations can take us anywhere in the world. It can reunite us with people we care about. It can expose us to secrets located deep within ourselves. It can heal us. Today as you go about your day, utilize this magnificent tool and gift we call our Imagination. Have fun with some friends, family members or coworkers and pass around a piece of paper. Let everyone take turns adding the next sentence to the story. Make copies of the final outcome for everyone who participated to enjoy. Celebrate our wonderful Imaginations.