“Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”
― Bruce Lee
What this column would like to share is the experience of communing and the value we get from it. Communing in this context talks about the deeper unspoken communion one would often experience with nature. Of course, communing is a ‘me’ time different from the ‘me’ time spent shopping with girlfriends or hanging out with buddies.
Communing stems from deep within self and projecting outward with a sense of inspired and peaceful awe. True communing is attributed to spirituality. Whether we realize it or not, we need time to commune to reset our energies and our thoughts to say the least. More substantially, communing breeds self-awareness, because we allow ourselves get in touch with our individual thoughts, emotions and hopes that otherwise may be lost in our daily lives.
This column could not speak for everyone else, but it could share that communing is found best in nature, when we are unbound by time and undistracted by anything or anyone else. During no service schedules in churches or temples, some also finds these places to be peaceful, private and more spiritual. Ultimately, the outcome from the experience of communing varies individually. But commonly, a sense of renewal is present. As one realizes the value he or she gets from communing, one should make it as a habit and incorporate this ‘me’ time that would cost nothing in his or her pocket yet personally and spiritually rewarding.
Hopefully, the quote at the start of the column set the tone for readers like you. If you made it this far, then you have emptied your cup and have opened your mind and heart. Continue to do so especially when you get that moment to commune.