Having quite a time with the human vulgars lately. Define vulgar? Sure. Went to the dictionary. Meaning: of or relating to the common people (and most especially these types): morally crude, undeveloped, lacking sophistication or good taste; unrefined. Gawd, drawing in weird stuff and humans lately–had to find a name. Recent example. I am walking at a city park that has a walk/jog trail, baseball diamonds, playgrounds and lots and lots of trees.
Right you are! Its the trail with the trees that attracted me. The schools were still in session so all the kids were elsewhere and this being a beautiful and quiet day with a cool breeze, it was my choice for a walk with the trees. Forty minutes later, still quiet, I found myself a tree on a little hill not far from the car park and sat to meditate. I was still listening to my mp3 player, actually Lord of the Rings Album playing to block out any accidental noisy situations that should come upon me. Sitting in half lotus with hands in my lap — what’s the problem, right?
T’was lovely. For about 10 minutes, going deeper and deeper into meditation. Then a car pulls up across the way and a woman gets out and lights a cigarette and looks over at me. Huh? I think to the Universe, Are you kidding me? It took my attention but no matter– ignoring the situation, I looked up at the clear blue sky and various fall colored maple leaves and found the mind considering how to paint them. Next thing I realize the car was gone so returned to my deep inner space. Not long after there comes a police car right in front of my location and there went my attention again. I look up and the cop is talking to me. Huh?
I take out my earbuds and say What? and he asks if I am Okay.
Huh? For buddha’s sake! WTF? So I say, Yes; I’m just meditating, is that okay?
Yeah, well okay. I was doing my own personal “sit in” not wanting to return to the Human Vulgars of the apartment building where this body (and the rest of me) currently resides. But alone under a tree just sitting there . . . and I think can I be arrested for this?
He tells me that someone reported to him that I was just staring off into space.
Dang, since when was this something to report to the police? I do it all the time! hahaha
Experiences like that and so many more around this human/dog city life make me miss the mountains enough to have a really good cry. Maybe I will.
I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood