This morning I walked with our dog Boofie in the hills again. It was a bright, fresh morning. When we reached a more or less deserted area, I started doing my exercises while Boofie was reading the “K-9 Morning News”. By reading the smells, Boofie knows exactly which dogs have been there already and which wild animals roamed around there during the night and early morning.
After this ritual, Boofie and I have our meditation walk. When I walk, I just allow thoughts to pop up. This morning I was playing with my thoughts about “All Is ONE”, because I felt ONENESS with everything around me at that moment. We quietly walked over the grass between the trees, and then, something beautiful happened: I started seeing myself in the trees, the plants, the rocks, and the California Poppies now blooming in all their glory. Not that I saw a picture of me in the trees and rocks, but I knew that the trees, the rocks, and all beings around me could feel me the same way as I could feel them. All cells of my body must have the same feeling when they become aware of the fact that we are one, that they are me and I am them. Yes, for me “feeling” is the key to ONENESS.