I went inside and went up to my little meditation sanctuary up in the cupola of my house and just couldn’t sit down in a meditation. I didn’t want to leave just being still with the ocean and the sky. So I just sat still up on the little bench in my sanctuary and took in the 360 degree view and let myself out into it as I let it into me. My teachers talk of several practices of awareness, meditation, stillness, contemplation are 3 of them. I have been practicing meditation in support of my program and deepening my consciousness, and I am thrilled with what this practice done consistently adds to my life and my intention. I am aware that practicing stillness is as important for me and that I will tend to take it more for granted as a practice because I fall into it more naturally then I do meditation. I have always loved opening myself up to the world and moving my awareness out to create a kind of alertness to the world all around me, to broaden my focus and take in as much as possible. The practice of narrowing my focus and clearing my mind has taken more discipline and demanded more commitment from me. I am still a babe in this practice. Now I am realizing that there is a discipline to stillness as well and if I don’t carve out some time for practice of that and just take for granted my abilities I will miss a whole world of possibilities. So I want and need to practice both and give myself to that practice. I think I will contemplate on that some more and see if I can’t work out a way to include both into often very jammed days.