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A true story, in it's own way.
You come around a corner and enter a room.
As you do, everybody in the room stops what they're doing,
and turns to face you. Moms, dads, kids, babies, and
Everybody is looking at you.
Surprised to encounter this group, you stop too.
Silence blankets the room, as you quietly inspect the group,
and they inspect you.
Nobody moves. 5 minutes goes by.
The group regards you with intense focus.
Their eyes, ears and noses never leave you. They're aware of
every breath you take, every shift in your body weight.
Aware of your oder, your color, your size and weight. They
become aware of things you probably don't know about
Nobody moves. Another 5 minutes goes by.
A collective Now experience has emerged.
A member of the group takes a step in your direction.
They pause. They reflect. They take you in. And take another
step your way.
Another member of the group follows this example. Then
another. Now the group as a whole is edging in your direction,
step by careful step.
Time passes, but the passing is no longer experienced.
You take a few steps of your own towards the group. You
wait. You watch. These steps are accepted by the group, so
you take a few more.
Within this space of great alertness, a powerful curiousity
has arisen on all sides. It's like gravity, pulling you
together with infinite patience.
Nobody moves. Nothing is happening except...
Alertness. Patience. Intelligence. Now.
A bonding has occurred, though no words have been spoken, no
greetings extended, and there's no future together to plan
Then, as quickly as it began, one member of the group
decides the encounter is complete.
Instantly all 20 members of the group follow this lead, and
all bound off down the hall, their white fannies bouncing
No goodbyes are offered, because none are needed.
I was blessed with the above experience the other
day as I encountered a herd of 20 deer in the field
Last edited by phil on Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:52 am, edited 1 time in total.