Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Bee Sleeping on Sunflower
When i cut sunflowers this morning, i saw that bees had slept on the sunflowers overnight. I suppose that near dark, the bees are just having a nightcap, and then find themselves comatose on the floor of the sunflower head. I find them lethargic the next morning and shake them awake.
This is what happens when we indulge our cravings, our addictions. We lose clarity.
Clarity is one of the qualities of mindfulness. Shinzen Young defines mindfulness as concentration, clarity, and equanimity.
When we lose clarity, we lose another moment of our one wild and precious life.