Today is Saturday,
the first post of the month of March,
and a new topic.
We have let go of paying attention as a spiritual practice in order to move into another topic for reflection. However, I hope that you will continue to pay attention as we begin to reflect upon a new topic for the month of March: building bridges.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and similarly to other major cities built near water, navigating bridges occurs frequently, if not daily. There is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge and the San Mateo Bridge among others. Each bridge enables movement from one location to another for business or pleasure.
But, what does a bridge mean?
The experience of these particular bridges, this month of March, daily news, the Christian Season of Lent and Jewish Passover provide grist for reflecting on what a bridge may mean, and what happens if there isn’t a bridge between things. Also, what does the metaphor of bridge have to do with spiritual practice? Hmmmm…Let’s reflect on this topic together.
The practice I suggest for this Saturday is to reflect upon the metaphor of “bridge”. What does it mean to you? Use your journal to write down any thoughts or images that come to mind. If you have time, please go outside and photograph a bridge or possibly walk or bike across one. I will do the same.
(This image is of the Park Street Bridge between Oakland, California and Alameda, California, a well traveled bridge)