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
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
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
Psalm 19: 1