I’ve been thinking some more about the themes of how the natural world is present within us, and one very important aspect of this is how we live in cycles. Cycles manifest themselves in many ways within us, from the in-breath and out-breath to the pumping of the heart and the renewing of the cells in the body.
Within our mind we are not so aware of cycles. Yet even our thoughts are triggered by the recurring cycles of the normal world... night falls, you think of brushing your teeth and going to bed, you sleep, you wake up, you think of breakfast, you wash yourself. We have many routines, which are cyclical in nature.
In a way, we humans are still quite far away from originality. And we should not strive for that. Living within our cycles, with a minimum of innovation, is what comes naturally to us. But just a mindful awareness of the cycles of our lives brings us to the consciousness of habit, and that is already a big step.