The Flow of Simplicity
While listening to another great meditation by Deepak Chopra, I slipped into a deep state of calmness and started daydreaming about how my life would be if I had more of the things I value most. One word to describe this feeling is, freedom! When I was about eight-years-old, I learned to ride a bike. The bike belonged to a friend and I learned how to ride it in seconds. After a few tries, I could steady myself enough to have a smooth ride, I pedaled as fast as I could--the wind caressing my face and hair. It was the most freeing feeling ever! It was joyful nirvana!
Decades later, during this meditation session I was able to realize that my first bike ride experience was a spiritual moment! I was humbled and joyous and wrapped up in the simplicity of enjoying the ride, even if it wasn’t my bike. The most beautiful part of this memory is that when I’ve had other moments in life when I’ve longed for a sense of freedom and simplicity, I always remember my first bike ride and how great it made me feel. It’s time to return to the simplicity of life--to enjoy the liberating goodness that flows and frees me to be humbled and joyous with the things I value the most.