As I walked on the beach not far from my home the other day, this message greeted me. What a delight! I was happy to know that some previous beach walker took the time to scrawl their thoughts in the sand for others to enjoy.
Though my journey of recent years has shown me that we don't need to find or search for peace. Instead, we can simply uncover it. Peace, I believe, is the essence of our being. It is part of us, it always was and always will be. It lives within us. It IS us—our true nature—when we have the awareness that this is so. To access peace as a felt experience, we simply must lift the egoic veil which obscures its shimmer.
Walking the beach is one such way I lift the veil to access my peace. Bringing my senses to attention, feasting on the air, the sky, the blue of the water, the movement of waves—each one of these is veil lifting.
What is yours?
Gentle and timely reminders for the spiritual journey, because sometimes we forget or need a kind nudge back to Center.
Dr. Janice Lynne Lundy (PsyD, DMin, MPC)
is The Gerald May Professor of Spiritual Direction & Counseling at the Graduate Theological Foundation. She is an interspiritual director/mentor, educator and counselor who has been pointing people back toward the Sacred for nearly thirty years.