Watching rain can be so therapeutic and enlightening.
I was caught in heavy rain at the bus stop.
People were hiding and trying to prevent themselves from getting wet.
At first me too.
Then I realized I could do something in the rain. With the rain.
I started to close my eyes and to listen and smell the rain.
I started to hear it and feel it washing my body.
I prayed for the rain to cleanse and purify me.
I worked with the rain somewhat and I stopped being afraid of it. I became different from the people beside me.
Then I thought, with intention, awareness , watching the rain can be such a powerful experience.
It was so wonderful that I wanted to get even closer.
I opened my eyes and walked closer to the end of the covered bus stop.
I watched the rain and thought, why should we b afraid of a downpour or of difficulty?
Why can’t we just look at it and enjoy or just embrace n b open to it? Open to the rain and its meaning?
Then I started to put my hand out and after a while, ran out in the rain.
The first steps were amazing!
I was smiling to myself.
My pair of TODs got drenched but I was liberated.
I felt I opened up a bit more.
That was such a delight!
The practice is about healing myself with each step forward . And reminding myself to do that.