A pond is still until some disturbance, such as wind blows on it’s surface and creates choppy waters. However, deep down underneath the surface, the pond remains untouched. In this calming meditation, Carla-Jo has us visualize ourselves as a pond and take note of the ever changing thoughts, sensations and emotions that arise on the surface of our being, without judgement.
Visualizing myself as a pond, I took note of the scenery around me. Every so often, a bird would land on the surface, creating gentle ripples on my surface. Every so often, a gust of wind blew, creating some choppy waters along my surface. Acknowledging these occasional disturbances by being an observer, I allowed them to be until eventually, my surface was calm once again. Every so often, I noticed there were moments in which no disturbances occurred. It is within these moments where I found myself so still that I could see my reflection. Seeing my reflection so clearly from the depths within to my surface, I am filled with a magnificent peace.
We can learn a lot by visualizing ourselves as a pond. Some moments we may find our surface having choppy waters. Some moments we may find our surface having gentle ripples. Some moments we may find our surface so still that we are able to see our reflection. Learning to go with the ebb and flow of life like a pond, we can be untouched deep below our surface no matter what disturbances may come.