Tonight, the night of the full moon, I meditate.
Lying in a circle of mostly strangers in the grass.
In a park above the ocean. Cool and breezy. My sweater wrapped around my body.
Listening to our leader’s cues, imagining my body filled with light and energy, grounded to the earth.
I breath in deeply, then exhale, allowing my thoughts to settle, being gentle with myself.
I open my eyes and let them settle on the dark blue sky above me, allowing my body to sink into the soft grass.
When was the last time I lay in the grass and stared at the sky? In the cool night air? The sound of the waves filling my ears?
Soaking in the beauty of this moment, I am calm and at peace. And happy. And filled with love.