My friend and poet Jim Wilson over at Shaping Words offers this poem today:
And numberless stars
The space of the heart
Goes at least that far
If I may be so bold as to add a comentary....
In the travel-obsessed culture I live in, Jim's poem serves as a helpful reminder that the space within is equally vast, and maybe more vast. To become more fully realized human beings, a mediation practice may be more efficient, more effective and more ecologically sustainable than checking another continent off of our Bucket List.
Besides, no matter how many frequent flyer miles you manage to use, you're only going to see a very small part of what's out there.
Click this link to see the known outer universe from large to small: A Tour of The Universe. As you watch the slide show, think about Jim's suggestion about the vastness of inner space awaiting the meditation practitioner.
Enjoy the ride!