Not A Cloud In the Sky (An Omen?)


Today while riding my bike, there was not a cloud in the sky.

The sky was such a brilliant blue that it was mesmerizing. What a beautiful sight! And how often do you see that? No clouds?

I looked and looked, and didn’t see a cloud the entire time.

Often while teaching a meditation workshop, I will suggest that people imagine that their thoughts are clouds.

In this exercise, you let the clouds just drift on by.

Instead of getting on a cloud and going for a ride, if you just look at it and acknowledge it, the cloud simply will pass on by.

Now begin to look for the blue. As the clouds drift by one after the other, they will at some point slow down. There won’t be so many. And you will see nothing but the blue sky.

It is the background that the clouds rest upon. It is the, “Big Mind.”

It is the silence of no thoughts.

So today while riding, I couldn’t help but feel as if this were some kind of sign. Some kind of omen.

There are few days that go by in which I don’t at least ride around the block. Often I ride 5-10 miles around the neighborhood, or on the trails at our local YMCA.

And there have been days when there weren’t many clouds in the sky.

But nothing? Not one anywhere?

It may or may not have been a sign or an omen, but it was quite a ride today.

Quite a ride.

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