Today my mother and I headed up north to Makawao to visit the Sacred Garden of Maliko. After we walked the labyrinths, we toured the botanical garden and I was most interested in stones and Buddhas. (Don’t worry, a blog post with my Buddha statue photos is forthcoming!)
There were so many beautiful stones with inspiring messages like these (and BTW, I LOVE collecting these types of stones):
It made me think of another possible engraved stone saying:
“Anything can be written in stone. If you don’t like what’s written anymore, write something new and toss the old stone in the ocean.”
Think of how the ocean would be filled stones with messages with what doesn’t fit anymore; what no longer serves; and what once was, but need not be now.
If you were to write a message or saying or word on a stone that represented something that you wish to release, what would it be?
Mine might look like this:
What could you write in stone and then release into the ocean (or lake or river) so you don’t feel the heaviness of carrying these stones anymore? Imagine your “worry rock” skipping across the lake before finding its new home in the land of algae and sand. I think instead of imagining this process, we should each try it. Join me in tossing some stones?