Emmanuel Kant once said: there are two things a man can eternally meditate on: the starry skies above me and the moral law inside me. The ceramic lamp made by Oleksandra Chapliy is another thing you can steadily watch at. The delicate patterns engraved on heart-shaped lamp shine like stars at night and fill the soul with tremendous feeling of wonder and magic.
There lives a melody of angels. It sings silent song at night, protects your dreams from evil and fear. La-la-la, hush-hush-hush. It fills the space with tender light and calms your exhausted body and mind. Meditation. Prayer. Intimacy with something almost forgotten – your soul, which silently keeps the most important mysteries and goals. It waited for this meeting each moment long ago. It calls for a dialog, but your busy-busy mind and thoughts don’t let it happen.
Turn off the lights and let the magic lamp guide you through the dark space towards your soul. Your soul waits till the cloud of fuss in your head stands still and let the inner light at least glimmer. It is unlimited and timeless. It is eternal and it never hurries, never worries, never sleeps, never lacks in anything. It is the source of everything, of life. Find a place and a moment. Find a space in your mind for this action. You might not know, but you can organize a space for meditation about the most important issues in your mind.
You might probably not be able to concentrate on something you cannot touch, hear, smell, taste… Because indeed, the object of our interest is mysterious. It’s the source of real happiness. The first step towards it is silence in your mind. Darkness and tender light through the ornament holes in the light may help you to relax and let your imagination catch the idea of meditation. First, you hear different voices, your burdens and duties don’t let your mind even think of something else then food, entertainment, heat, cold, job, money, bills, sorrows, fears… Then you realize – you are the one, who listens, who acts, who observes. You are separated from your thoughts, emotions and fruits of your actions.
You are the Soul. You are the mystery which longs for being learned. In fact, your inner light shines through your burdens, sorrows, the ornament holes, through your smile and laughter, through your eyes and your skin, just like the lamp light shines through the ceramic body.
I wish you happy discoveries!