Contemplation: In basic terms it is a form of prayer or meditation.
For me, contemplation is something that I've indulged in since I was very young, though I wasn't even aware of what it was I was involved in. I have always been in my head, and have been one to think deeply on various issues, ideas, and theories. This is what I refer to as the 'philosophical soul' aspect of myself. There is also the 'mystical aspect' of myself that arrived almost unbeknownst. I have learned that there are times and things that should just be allowed to happen or not happen. We should never force and fight against change and inevitable new experiences. We have all heard the expression 'go with the flow' and this is what we should be doing. I have learned that Spirit or God or God/Goddess
works in such mysterious ways that we simply need to go within, request,
release extraneous thoughts, rest and then eventually we receive.
This most treasured and beautiful quote by Rumi, the mystic poet comes to mind:
When I die
I will soar with angels
And when I die to the angels,
What I shall become
You cannot imagine.
© Calli 2009
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