The Over-Soul

“… within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.” The Over-Soul, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beautiful words…by Ralph Waldo Emerson and my beautiful flower at the top of this post.  It reminds me of the truth of beauty and connection and love underlying my feeling of being a little down right now.  

I’m letting myself feel it until it has run itself out, otherwise my mind starts to tell stories about why I shouldn’t feel this way or be this way.  It’s taken me awhile to get to this point and something that I had to learn on my own.  I grew up in a family that didn’t discuss emotions although there was plenty of drama going on.

Then, I can get back to the truth, the truth that all things are connected, the beautiful words of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  My beautiful, tiny, precious flower is a part of me and brings me joy, it reminds me to breathe and take time to really see what is in front of me, and that what I see at the moment is really showing me my own thoughts and emotions.  What ever it is, it is okay.  

My flower, about a quarter-inch, was barely noticeable among the hundreds of plants. I’m so glad I took the time to explore. It was blowing in a gentle breeze, a difficult photograph to capture.  I wasn’t sure if I got it at the time. That’s how I feel right now. Unsure. But I see my tiny flower, beauty and perfection, remember the day, and think “okay, unsure is okay.”  The mind always wants to know the answer, but “unsure” is okay, just head in the direction of what connects you to your soul.