I looked up and saw it twirling against the bright blue sky, just like the tops I used to play with on the ground as a kid.
In mid-air, this leaf spinning in place, yet moving nowhere. It was as if it was held up by an invisible force. I paused for a moment. Was I witnessing some blip in the matrix? A few seconds went by and I continued on with my walk.
The image of the leaf still in my thoughts.
"It belongs on a tree," I thought as I took another step. The same tree that grew it and gave it life. The natural place for this leaf to be is attached; surrounded by the other leaves.
Yet, there comes a time when the attachment is gone…whether it be a storm, the wind or a change of season. Today, this leaf detached from its safe space and instead of falling to the ground – it whirled around in place.
What held up this leaf?
No longer attached, but still high in the sky. I've experienced that with detachment comes awareness. Even though I may feel like I'm spinning, the force that is holding me up is powerful.
These lessons are all around me, I just have to keep my eyes open.