Mediation: We are One

On my first trip to the Portuguese island of Madeira, I remember the taxi ride from the airport to the hotel.  The route the taxi driver took was around a steep mountain curve that opened onto a stunningly beautiful vista of the hillside, the ocean, and greenery below. Sunshine kissed the horizon.  Without knowing it, I made a loud gasp as I beheld such beauty.  It was only after the taxi driver responded to my gasp that I realized I’d made such a loud audible sound.  “Yes, it’s very beautiful, yes?”, said the taxi driver.  Even though we both know I didn’t need to further affirm this statement, I said a resounding “YES”.   I saw him smile as I looked into his rear view mirror.  We were both silent for a long time after that. We enjoyed the silence and beauty together.  Although I was traveling alone, I felt at one with everything and everyone.  Since then, I’ve had this experience of oneness at other times and places.  In places of beauty and in mundane surroundings.  We’re a part of an incredible universe.  Earth, our island home, is a treasure.  We have an opportunity to honor this treasure daily.  Honor creation. Honor one another. We are one.  Enjoy the journey.

anthony glenn miller

earth & sky

The person who is at one with the Tao  
is at one with nature,  
and virtue always exists for the one who has virtue.  

Chapter 23 – Tao Te Ching

earth & sky

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.

Psalm 19: 1