Monday, June 1, 2009

CED for June, Sound

The first thing that comes to mind is the sound that grounds and centers me as much as my very best meditations.

The sound of the footfalls of a trotting horse on the soft sandy footing of a groomed arena.
A soft chuffing sound as each steel shod foot of a 1200 pound animal strikes the ground in a swinging rhythm.
A steady metronome of sound punctuated by an occasional deep breath or a gentle deep exhale down the nostrils. Hypnotic sounds of a horse at work, footfalls, breathing, the soft squeak of leather against leather, a tail swishing flies, a mummered conversation of human to horse.