To find yourself in the infinite,
Clouds are a writers daydream, when lost in the mind. Watching clouds can take us back into the creative unconscious, bringing forward creativity and often clarity.
As I wrote my first and my second book, if I ever became stuck with my writing I would simply gaze out of the window and drift off into a serene place, looking at the clouds moving across the sky, sometimes slowly, sometimes hardly moving at all.
Clouds have so many metaphors, and one I love the most is that clouds are like the thoughts of the mind, we can't grab onto thoughts and neither can we grab onto clouds, but the sky is who we really are, unmoving, unchanging, because everything changing is illusion. That which changes is not the wholeness of the human being being experienced through this world in physical form.
Clouds come and go and so do thoughts. We can choose to get lost in thoughts, but if we begin to treat our minds like the clouds in the sky and watch them, we no longer become them.
I loved this idea so much I wrote about it over on my other blog and called it 'The Shadow Self and the Cloudy Sky'.
Why do I say that in a former life I was a cloud? Because I am still a cloud. Without the cloud, I cannot be here. I am the cloud, the river, and the air at this very moment, so I know that in the past I have been a cloud, a river, and the air.
And to take this further like Thich Nhat Hanh above, we are all clouds. Think about how a cloud forms, where does the water come from? What do we breathe? What cycle of life are we immersed in? We are everything when we take it deeper.
What do you love about clouds the most?
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