Friday, May 4, 2012
A friend and I recently spending time together at an outdoor spa in the woods. One year after our inaugural visit. Luxuriating in three hours of pure relaxation. Coexisting in silence. Mindfully moving from one experience to another. Enjoying a predominantly meditative state. Fully embracing the sensation of being, rather than doing. Soaking in the pools. Reposing in steam and sauna. Reclining in deck chairs beside the stone fire pit, bundled up in white terry robes. Tears of gratitude rolling down my cheeks while reflecting on the abundance in my life. Later, some of sadness while lounging near the forest's edge. Emotions mirroring the weather. Billowing clouds, cool breezes, sunny breaks, and rain showers. Observing a marked difference between this year's visit and last. This time around achieving a much deeper sense of contentment and bliss.