Monday, January 23, 2012

Crescent Moon

© 2012 Constance Hobbs. All rights reserved.

What is it about the moon, this crescent moon, that magically communicates life's mystery. Is it the shape? The fact that it's partially hidden? The reality that it is reflecting the sun? The way it just hangs there in space so close and yet so far? The crescent shape to me is a happy shape. I have no idea why. It symbolizes hope and goodness to me. To others this shape represents other things I am sure. We are all so influenced by our environments and personal histories. Wouldn't it be wonderful to wipe out the conditioning and memories and see life anew? Fresh. This is the goal of meditation. To empty the mind. Great idea, not so easy to maintain in actuality.

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