When on a spiritual tour in a sacred space such as Crestone, everything that happens has a message. The biting of these little insects gave us an opportunity to let go of life's irritants and practice mindfulness, the Buddhist practice of being present with what is occurring in the moment without judgment. To see the experience as not good or bad but to merely be present with what is happening in the moment. This is tricky when there is pain followed by reoccurring itching for days. The continued itching is the reminder that allows your attention to be brought back to the moment. The body is talking, quite loudly in fact, and it wants to be noticed. What better way to get one back into present time? The mind is directed to take care of what is happening in the now, there is no space to think about what is to come in the future or the stressors of the past. The body says listen to me now and make the proper adjustments.
More to come next week!