Recently I came across this gatha (mindfulness practice verse) for saying to yourself as you lie in bed at night:
Resting in the ultimate dimension,
using snowy mountains as a pillow
and beautiful pink clouds as blankets.
Nothing is lacking.
It contains such beautiful images! But the part that really struck me after saying it to myself in bed one night, was ‘nothing is lacking’. It felt absolutely true.
And the phrase keeps coming back to me. Sometimes when I’m wondering if I need anything else to be happy. From seemingly silly things, like another piece of cake at a children’s birthday party yesterday, to bigger dreamy things like a holiday home to escape the summer heat… No, nothing is lacking.
And sometimes it pops into my head when I’ve found myself just being still, looking around at the garden or something, and realising, ‘Nothing is lacking’, this moment’s got it all.