24th December, 2012
Update: Yoga guy, Daniel, accepted my Facebook friend request. 🙂
I went to Stonehenge for the winter solstice. The moment I had the idea to do it, I knew it was a good one.
As it turned out, I ended up going with four friends on what turned out to be such a fun road trip.
Not only did we see the amazing sunrise with clear skies at Stonehenge, but we then went on to Glastonbury for an 11:11 meditation at the Tor. We actually didn’t make it to the Tor in time, so at 11:11 we were in a field within view of it … well, we couldn’t be in the car when the planets lined up, could we?
The field seemed like the perfect choice given the conditions.
We were well catered for by Tanya, who went over and above the mere ‘snacks’ she promised, so we had a full raw lunch of curry coconut noodles with veggies; trifle for dessert; and kale chips, chocolate, pecan pie smoothie and chocolates for snacking on. Quite the buffet.
Whilst at Stonehenge I got some amazing pictures. Every time I look at these pictures, I’m so struck by the beauty of that morning. I think the solstice at Stonehenge will be a regular thing for me now.
Whilst we were there, I noticed a guy doing some pretty impressive yoga poses. In amongst the colourful characters, the families, the hippies, the couples, the groups of friends, the druids, the dreamers, and the other guy setup with a satellite link, computer and headset doing a live link webcast to his blog audience … the guy doing yoga stood out.
A couple of us took some pictures of him in a particularly impressive pose where his head was at a right angle to his body. He also got photobombed in my next photo. That photo always makes me smile.
I posted these photos on Facebook, as you do, as did my friends. To our amazement, someone recognised the yoga guy on Facebook and tagged him. We now know who yoga guy is.
Actually, I creeped a bit on his Facebook profile, and he looks like a really cool guy. My friend request remains in limbo.
At first I thought, “Wow, this is really cool that Facebook makes us more connected. What an incredible time we live in”.
But then I thought about all the connections we must already have, that we are unaware of.
In this case, Facebook didn’t actually create the connection; it just made us aware of a connection that was already there, that in a fun way.
You know what? I think we are more connected than we realise. I think we are a lot closer to what we want than we realise. We’re closer to new friends, we’re closer to that new perfect partner, that person who will make us see things in a new way, that new job, that new customer who will make a difference …
There are unlimited potentialities out there. It’s just down to us to choose them, see them as already manifest, get the positive feeling of them in our life and then let life show us just how close we are.
No matter whether we think we’re close to the things we think we want, everything is in its right place.