Grateful for the opportunity to rest, I sit down leadenly in my armchair and close my eyelids.
Outside I hear the wind press itself against the windows, giving the occasional gentle whistle where egress is found.
The distant sound of children’s laughter, as natural as the babbling of a brook.
A soft, lilting chirrup of birdsong joins Nature’s symphony providing the perfect soundtrack to my repose.
The generic aches and pains from my previous exertion gently remind me of my physical incarnation. I can almost feel every muscle, tendon and sinew of my body, still tender from my activity..
My heartbeat steadied to a dull regular pulse within my chest, my breathing reduced to a gentle ebb and flow.
Slowly and tentatively I drift into an involuntary but not unwelcome meditative state.
A discreet impartial awareness arises within me, allowing a sensual acuity of my inner processes.
Words are barely able to interpret the experience.
I can sense ( feel? hear?) the incipient vibration of air molecules upon the emanation of a distant crow’s caw.
I can sense the almost untrackable speed with which the sound reaches my the membranes of my eardrums.
That bundle of energetic information now rapidly traversing through a network of neurones and synapses, electrically bridging the gap between receptors to continue it’s journey. Becoming lost and indiscernable amongst the multitude of other quantum neurological activity.
I am paradoxically both acutely and dimly aware of other physiological processes inside of me.
Of how I am a world within worlds.
My arboreal lungs exchanging gases to maintain homeostasis.
My arteries and veins carrying my lifeblood to the entirety of my corporeality as rivers and streams carry sustenance to the land.
My true self is indiscipherable from all that exists.
I am of the world yet also between the worlds.
I am the earth, the air, fire, water and yet quintessentially spirit.
Returning from my reverie to my mortal existence. Back to the comparatively coarse and blunted sensorium with which my human form is endowed.
I live my life in the knowledge that all is not what it seems.
That whatsoever my earthbound experience is at any given moment, it is simply a temporarily fleeting corporal construct.