Friday, 1 September 2017

Peace Offering Bali-style

Canang sari is one of the daily offerings made by Balinese Hindus to thank the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in praise and prayer. Canang sari will be seen in the Balinese temples (pura), on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a larger offering. (Wikipedia)
This is my second visit to Bali. There is something very appealing and comforting about the canang sari offerings. There's the hope for peace, the splash of colour, the smell of incense  but the most important element to me is the moment in time.

For a few brief, but focused minutes each day, the Balinese remind us that right now is the most important time we have. In fact it's the only time we have.

We cannot live time backwards or in the future. We can have memories & plans, but they both change all the time.

The only time is now.

May you all be at peace today.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful concept! We are always thinking of what we need to do or what we have done. We all need this kind of awareness about the present, don't we? Thank you for YOUR 'offering' for Blogging the Spirit :)


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