Several years ago, I was having lunch at a small cafe in the country. I was listening to a beautiful Tibetan chant through my headphones. As I walked outside, leaving the cafe, I looked up at the sky as I usually do. And suddenly the following experience took me over:
I looked up and outside of myself this day. With music of a most beautiful chord filling my ears. Suddenly everything inside stopped, and the world opened as if a curtain had been drawn. The whitest of popcorn clouds dotted the sky, each as unique as snowflakes. Suspended, floating against the purest of blues reflected as the canvas. Joined in horizon by the browns and greens of the land. This vision, orchestrated with the sounds of human voice and notes of an ethereal heaven, filling my ears.
I saw this life as if for the first time, in wonder and in awe. And I thought of mankind and the qualities of the human heart. Each individual heart reflecting the eyes of some great Beingness. Each one capable of such beautiful expression.
Immense love and joy for all things filled my body-mind. It all became too much for my mind to contain as the crack in my own heart opened and released a flood of tears from my eyes that streamed down to my belly. Breathing in, a Wonder and Amazement that this moment could exist at all, stirred my soul.
I felt a painful loving for the human condition and a sadness for the ignorance in which we choose to live in. I wept in a strange and beautiful recognition, weaved of joy and sorrow.
As I drove home, I began to notice the curtain beginning to close. My heart filled with gratitude for this loving gift of sight. I know that this vision is the only true Reality and that it is only hidden from clear view by the mind of fear and the mirror of self-deception, this pond we gaze into with admiration of what only appears to be.
Stir these waters every now and again so that you may see what lies deeper in the Heart of your own true Self.