154. Dragonfly Dance: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

154. Dragonfly Dance: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Dharma the Dragonfly enjoys her little pond home. The others feel the love in her dragonfly dance.

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Narrator: Female

Dragonfly Dance Excerpt:

Dharma the Dragonfly had been admiring the forest’s beauty as she hovered over the little pond. Now that the breeze had stirred things up a bit, she laughed. The trees wobbled in their reflections with the movement on the pond. Dharma danced from one end of the pond to the other, smiling at the white lotus and the purple water lilies as she zipped in and around the flowers.

The little dragonfly wondered at how the lotus sprung up from the water, as she danced twirling around their bright petals. The water lilies floated with a gentle rock as the breeze rippled the pond. Dharma continued to dance.

A frog hopped onto the lily pad and croaked a ribbit, admiring the dragonfly ballet. Dharma smiled politely and zig-zagged along the edge of the pond. She hovered once more as she noticed that the ripples across the pond begin to smooth out. The pond became as still as glass and the flowers and trees appeared crystal-clear in the watery mirror again.

Dharma noticed that there seemed to be another dragonfly staring right at her. The other dragonfly was a shimmering blue green, just like Dharma. When Dharma zigged, the other dragonfly zigged. When Dharma zagged, the other dragonfly zagged. And when Dharma hovered, the other dragonfly hovered. Dharma remembered that the pond was still once again and it reflected the trees and flowers very accurately. So she flew away from the pond, and so did the other dragonfly.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently.

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