In beautiful Oregon, on a road trip, I came across a still warm summer lake touching the cooling autumn sky. It was releasing wisps of steamy cloud into the air.
The image has stayed with me and I have begun to see it as an analogy of my mind meeting events in my life – creating thoughts. Thoughts that connect and set one another off – like the warm lake and cold sky dancing. My Mind dances with all the input it is receiving. It works hard to create meaning but it is way too often – just too much.
So – I have begun to use the image of steam from that moment at the autumn lake as a touchstone to focus. It tells my mind that it is okay to create and then just let go. To be like the steam from a cooling lake/sky dance – connected, in action yet unattached.
It has been a very useful little visual.