Trust Walk

My 8 year old daughter and I went on a walk in our new neighborhood on Tuesday.  I had a terrible headache and had already worked a full day. We live very close to a river with sweet pocket of beach and park to explore.   As we got away from the road and closer to the river, Lulha said, "I'd like to close my eyes and walk, can you guide me?".  We spent the afternoon marveling in the mystery of this new game. We noticed the change in texture beneath our feet from gravel to grass to sand.  We guided each other away from mud and up tiny upgrades which felt like huge hills.  When we opened our eyes we were always surprised at how far we had come and the beauty of the secret spot that opened up to the river or nestled us between two trees, that the other had chosen for us.  As we sensed the changes in environment, we often got scared and needed to trust one another.   It was literally blind faith.  When we returned home I noticed my headache was completely gone and I was filled with appreciation for the lessons of our experience.

"What would happen if we respected the flow of life and used our free will to participate in what's unfolding, instead of fighting it?" says Michael A. Singer in his new book, The Surrender Experiment.  In this book, the author explains how the earth does not need our help to spin on its axis, nor does the liver require our command to perform its function.  There is a magic unfolding, which is so much greater than what we could dream up and we are given bit and pieces of the puzzle as we need them.  Intuition is the clear voice that comes as everyday little clues that guide us to greater opportunity and awakening. Getting clear to listen requires meditation.  It's as essential as brushing our teeth.  Many people ask me how and when to teach their kids to meditate.  The best way to teach is by example.  Wake up, use the bathroom, brush your teeth, drink water, meditate.  Set a timer for 15 minutes.  Do it everyday.  Those clues of opportunity will become more evident.   Faith in something other than the busy mind develops and we can learn to say, "I'd like to close my eyes and walk, can you guide me?"