At this epic time of change and transformation, I’m prompted to share this personal reflection on the power of simplicity for elucidating what’s truly important and readily discernable beyond the busyness of everyday distractions…
The smooth grey rock of the narrow ledge gives way to a sharp descent that cuts directly through to the canyon below.
The highest branches of the tall trees seem distant from this elevated position, and in the distance, a solitary buzzard soars effortlessly in overlapping circles punctuating the sky with a majestic presence.
The panoramic view of distant horizons expands my internal space as the physical boundaries dissolve.
Beyond the layers of everyday complexity, lucid vision reveals the elegant simplicity of what is – nothing more, nothing less.
All that obscures the essential clarity has melted to reveal the clear-cut core.
The commitment to maintain this view is confirmed in every moment of every day.
I know the challenge that this presents; the valley is filled with creative projects and mundane tasks, commitments here and meetings there, the stuff of life that fills my days.
The complications draw me in until I’m caught inside the web of never finding space and time to sing the fundamental song I carry deep within my heart.
Yet courage for embracing change has led me to the mountain scene where all is effortlessly clear and the elegance of essence reigns.
I take my leave, refreshed from seeing candid truth hidden in transparent sight; my open eyes once again focus on the dream of life.
What areas of your life would benefit from some degree of simplification in order for you to see more clearly what truly matters?