For nature and garden lovers: here’s a little meditation moment courtesy of the pond that took me months to build and my really rusty flute-playing. I dusted off the poor, neglected instrument after a decade of disuse and was surprised I could still get a note out of it. The melody is nothing in particular. I made it up as I went along. The fish seemed to like it.
I remember long ago I had a fish tank I put on the opposite side of the room from the television. In the evening I would settle down on the couch, turn on the TV and watch the fish. I have no idea why. The fish never held riveting discussions. There was no plot or drama and not much would change even if I left the room for a while. Now that I created my pond in the garden, I have to go outdoors to watch my fish. Plants grow and change every day and there are elegant turquoise damsel flies and burnt orange dragon flies performing aerial acrobatics to add to the show. Even honey bees drop in for a visit every now and then, balancing on a floating leaf and taking a drink.
There is not all that much my outdoor pond has in common with my indoor little tropical fish tank. The one thing that remains consistent is the relaxed and refreshed feeling I have when I leave.
Perhaps it is all about the theta waves produced by the brain when all that chatter, worry and concentration shuts down. Maybe it’s all about the lulling movement as the fish glide through the water. Or maybe it’s just the change of pace in a typical day. But just watching the pond is like spending hours with a good therapist — only MUCH cheaper.
So I hope you will enjoy this little video visit to my pond. I will ruin the ending by letting you know that nothing remarkable happens. But if it helps you relax, then that is remarkable and worthwhile in itself. I hope you bookmark this page and come by to visit whenever you want to take a mini-vacation at my short pond meditation.
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