This morning, I was meditating on the mantra of Hanuman, the valiant monkey-god figure from the Indian epic, the Ramayana. As I repeated his mantra – Om sri hanumathe namaha – I thought of how Hanuman counseled Lord Rama to build a bridge between the southern end of the kingdom to the island fortress, Lanka. To keep the stones from floating away and to ensure the bridge would hold together, Hanuman suggested that Prince Rama have the army carve his name – which is the Divine vibration – onto the stones.
It made me think about how we carve the Divine vibration into every step of our own lives. I think part of making every step sacred involves being mindful. Yet, I think the other part of it is fully dwelling in each step, each moment, knowing that there won’t be another one like it.