Monday, August 31, 2009

~ Platter to ponder ~

Healthy food for the mind, once again from the home of "Creation". Nature representing a huge platter for the consumers, the human being.

Fruit platters, one of the prominent eye catchers for many and taste ticklers for some does find its importance in the banquets. let us just walk along with the creator of the platter for sometime to discover the creation. The chef, well versed with the various availability of the fruits, initially draws a map of the platter in his mind. Selection, segregation and skill full preparation of each one of them is indeed a process of patience and perseverance. Thankfully, the fruit in all its surrender blossoms beautifully for its own self and also by remaining supportive and accepting and not judging and justifying the rest, lets the platter also blossom fully. Even the non consuming fruit has its place as a decorative piece.The mind(fruit) missing here lets them all happen by the one mind, the human being.

Blessed with a potential mind, invariably, the human being brings in unknown breakers especially because of its own limitedness. Confined by the live wires of fear and insecurity, it not only draws a zone for its own self but unfortunately keeps signalling the "non approachability". Possibility of becoming a victim of the live wire is possible for any one but it is the very same mind that enables one to know the live wire and remove it too. Like wise, it is the awareness that also helps the mind to identify the live wire, diffuse and let it happen.

The mind when connected with one's own self, turns out to be a chef and presents the platter of various fruits. Creator, the Master of all known, has presented both the consumable and non consumable fruits. It is for us to know them, allow them as needed and be ready to ignore them too. The jack fruit known for its sweetness is not an easy one to access. we need to apply the oil in our hands even before we venture to reach them. That's the way creation is. It is only an ignorant who would keep away from cherishing the sweetness by giving excuses of playing it safe, laziness etc.

Let us connect to our own self and let the platter happen!

16 comments:

itsme said...

This is a beautiful metaphor for us as humans! Thank you ~Nicole

Merging Point said...

welcome Nicole! Nature presents amazing array of platters...

Miruh said...

Hello Merging Point,

Brilliant metaphor!

When we can say yes to the blessings of our divine aspect, and accept the limitations imposed by the mind, going beyond them, the greatness of who we truly are, will reveal itself in all its glory.

Thanks for your earthy wisdom!

Merging Point said...

Thankyou Miruh!

Like the way you said them all.

kitchenette soul said...

"Even the non consuming fruit has its place..."

Very well said!! Thought provoking post. The metaphor of the platter is brilliant

Merging Point said...

Thankyou kitchenette soul!

yes, it reflects a graceful embrace than a forceful acceptance.

fruitu said...

Hmmm, Nice way of putting it!

Here and now is the key to get connected with our own self and enjoy the platter!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Beautiful imagery, Merging Point. You have a way with words!!!

Hugs, JJ

Merging Point said...

Thankyou Fruitu!
yes, to be a platter and also relate with platter, one needs to be connected.

Merging Point said...

Thankyou JJ!

Anna said...

Merging Point well written, and I am always pleased to learn something new. I on my way to create my fruit platter then. Hope all is well, and nice to see you again. Anna :)

Rachel C Miller said...

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blogs and leaving a comment. Food for the soul, sometimes it is difficult to know when to feed and when to fast.

Merging Point said...

It is so wonderful to watch in you that spark to learn burning bright always, Anna!

Merging Point said...

Liked the way you said it Rachel,
"sometimes it is difficult to know when to feed and when to fast.'

yes, it is like what and when to pick or drop that makes the vital difference. Thats what awareness is all about. To know a fruit as a poisonous one, yet use it only as a decorative piece or just leave it as it is on the tree or even be prepared to discard when needed. I suppose, it is the right attachment and the right detachment that arises out of the right connectivity.

After all, it is just a sport! bound to have some slips and slides here and there...

Mark said...

Yes, as in the fruit platter, all fruit serves a purpose, it is for us to discern the purpose of each and to understand that the often the tastiest of fruits lie hidden in an unattractive and difficult to access outer shell.

Merging Point said...

so true Mark! break the shell , share the sweetest!