shanti shanti shanti
peace peace peace
I slowly sense that I am awakening, still straddling that space between sleep and awareness, gently transitioning into a more conscious state.
Eyes still closed, I sense the early morning darkness in the room.
Eyes still closed, I slowly become aware of the sound … and a smile spreads across my heart and across my face. My breathing slows back into a gentle rhythm, my body relaxes in the warmth of my bed.
The sound … like the soft roar of a jet passing overhead.
The sound … saturating the quiet of the morning, softly, insistently.
A gentle, soft din the only sound this early morning as the day slowly awakens—as I slowly awaken—smiling inside and out. The occasional light crack (or is it more like a boom?) like far-away thunder.
The ocean, the ocean. I lie in bed, warm and at ease, eyes still closed, listening to the soft roar of the mighty Pacific Ocean, a gentle, ambient sound; rhythmic, like my breathing, as I remain relaxed, eyes closed.
Wanting more, I rise and open the window, then ease back into my bed and close my eyes again, hearing the ocean more clearly now, feeling it within me like life-giving breath, spreading a warmth of love and peace. A good start …