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08/26/2013 09:11 am ET Updated Oct 16, 2013

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day Nine

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Ponds: Reflection

Ponds are mysterious. They mostly reflect the sky rather than reveal what is below. Some people are ocean people, others are pond and lake people, but the mystery of the pond is about delving deeper. Life is often like the surface of the pond, a visual illusion. It's nothing, really, but water reflecting light. What lies beneath?

Are there areas of your life that you want to delve deeper into? In the calm stillness and peacefulness of a summer pond or lake, you can reflect on your own life and illusions. What do you reflect to others? What is below your surface? Are you deep or shallow? Warm or cold? Inviting or frightening? Reflect on the mystery that is you.

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