Pond Yoga


cat lugo headshotMorning at the pond, Lovely Pond, I call it. The sounds of the city are far away; Lovely Pond is very still except for an occasional ripple.

The pond is isolated, yet everything that goes on in the wider world goes on here; birth, life, death; in fact, these happen on the underside of any leaf or blade of grass … complexity adding up to simplicity. I’m not alone here; I have a kinship to the life all around me. I look up just in time to see a group of starlings flying by-they have such purpose … I see them reflected in the surface of Lovely Pond. The water here is like slate colored velvet … moving on top of the world. Watching it, I get a sense of an unveiling, as if a huge piece of rippled velvet were being pulled over the earth.


When God created Earth, He, modest God that He is, covered His creation with this giant piece of velvet. He waited for the dawn of humankind to unveil His work, and then He slowly slid the velvet off for all to see-His creation. Or could it be that the velvet is only in the process of being slid off and our eyes have yet to be fully opened? This is the pond’s question.

Sitting here bathed in gentle breezes and sunshine, I find myself thinking, “Could it get any better than this?” I could sit here for days, just letting the pond work its gentle magic on me. Even days wouldn’t be enough time to absorb all the pond has to teach.

I slowly slip into my Pond Yoga reverie.

Muck Boot Diva
8/11/2011 2:48:40 PM

I know how you feel. Riding Rosie is my "inner peace" is you will. I feel secure meandering through the countryside on her back -- even though I am a novice. Takes me far away from the rush, rush, rush of my normal life. MBD

Nebraska Dave
8/10/2011 7:04:13 PM

Cat, welcome to the community. There's a great diversity here to enjoy. I too enjoy the beauty and harmony of how nature fits together. My spot to enjoy nature's life is from my poor man's patio. It's a patio in my front yard made from tinted concrete blocks made to look like bricks. Because it was much cheaper to build than with real bricks, I call it the poor man's patio. Last night it finally cooled down enough to sit out on the patio and enjoy the cricket/June bug duet. It's the prelude to fall which by the way is 41 days away and counting. For me it's been a great summer so far with another month to go. Poke around a bit on the blogs. I'm sure you will find something of interest. Have a great day at the pond.

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