Awareness can sort of creep up and surprise you when on a long walk surrounded by river sounds, bird songs, and humble beauty... mindfulness is breathing in reverence and breathing out adoration... this gentle movement brings delight to the soul...
Cultivating adoration for the moments of your life is the source of serenity and bliss... when adoration becomes your secret identity, every breath becomes a kiss: and then "kiss more" seduces your mind onto the path of descent: you descend deeper and deeper into the essence, the mystic experience, of atoms and Universes whirling in the infinite delight of Only One... One Love...
Being in Only One is the Invitation you receive with your every breath... and with your last breath, still the same... mindfulness is really a "saturation exercise": every breath: Only One: from this Source: Beauty... Justice... Compassion... Kindness... Mercy... Harmlessness... Only One is the rEvolution birthing transfiguration: the Path of Delight... take off your shoes, feel the earth between your toes... place your mind (like a ball) on the ground in front of you... give it one swift kick... start walking...
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.