Have you ever looked up at a cloud and wondered about just where its edges are?
You’ll be familiar with the idea that every cloud has a silver lining….like the one I’ve photographed here. When we talk about that we have this kind of image in our minds, an image of a grey cloud with a bright white silver edge.
But where exactly is the edge of a cloud?
If a cloud is droplets of water, where do those droplets become so numerous that they constitute a cloud? Watch any cloud for a moment and you’ll see the edge slowly, but constantly, changing. The cloud literally changes its shape before your eyes.
I find that fascinating. And it can be a nice contemplation or meditation too.
Either to keep your attention on the cloud, observing the changes at its edges, bringing your mind gently back to the cloud every time it drifts off into some other thoughts.
Or think of a cloud as a model to consider other “objects” in the world – yourself for example. Where are your edges, and how are they changing?