(Beach Meditation, Click to Listen)
Well predictions of my being finished with the cold-pocalypse was greatly exaggerated. I spent another week mostly in bed trying to shake this nasty bug. Which considering the sub-arctic conditions here in Michigan lately, that perhaps wasn’t a terrible place to be.
Once again the mitten state is locked in an weather pattern from the North bringing temps into the negative digits, and also reminding us of the concept of “wind chill;” where the temperature actually feels colder than it really is.
So in honor of that I thought I’d dig out a meditation from the first day of summer last year. For me summer is usually the time of year where I am actually busiest, between doing weddings and umpiring vintage base ball matches around the state (and especially the historic former site of Tiger’s Stadium in Detroit) I don’t have a lot of time to linger at the beach. I’m not complaining, I love what I do, but idling on a sandy beach with a book and a beer is a rarity.
So for this meditation, I decided to, using the power of our imaginations, bring the beach to us. This meditation was part of my service at Unity Church of Flint, Michigan on the first day of Summer, 2014.
So take a few minutes, especially if you too are experience “wind chill” and imagine that being a warm breeze instead.