When meditating today, I found that very peaceful calm quiet moment when the calm is brought into strong relief against the sound of birds, my wood floor, and the wind chimes below the window. Just as I was finding that moment, my timer signaled that it was time to get up and move on to getting ready for work.
As many people do, I wanted to stay just a bit longer, not wanting to detach. Then a vibrant thought occurred. I realized that this moment is always there for me. It's not a onetime thing, or require that I experience it during my daily meditation. It's always there, waiting for me to just realize its presence.
-- Chris Claborne