In the last 5 days, I’ve celebrated my birthday, felt love from countless friends and family, hosted my good friend Jen and her bf John, covered all corners of Manhattan’s day and nightlife, to end with a perfect walk over the Brooklyn Bridge (a check off Jen’s bucket list).
Entering Manhattan by way of this bridge should be on everyone’s to-do in NYC. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the US, it was completed in 1883 and has a walkway above the car lanes. I can’t wait to see it again with the snow come winter when we return!
Multiple times, she and I stopped to recognize just how amazing it was we were together in NYC like below where we took a split second to be still (and risk…bikers come fast!) and show some meditation love:
“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” - Alan Watts