People are inherently good. Our nature is fundamentally wired towards kindness despite our shortcomings that cause us pain. This series of posts is an experiment; an experiment in observation.
If only we were open to recognize the world around us and the display of activity happening right before our eyes, we would see the colors that enrich our minutes, hours and days.
We have a tendency to complain and flail our arms around when things don’t go according to our expectations of what’s ideal for us. We fail to understand that there is an order and wisdom to all events, and they flow according to the internal psychic predisposition we hold in our minds.
Letting go is an act of complete surrender and trust and can be an extremely difficult process. We often hold on to the identities we create for ourselves. Those are identities are in opposition to whom we truly are. In order to develop Zen monk and teacher Suzuki Roshi refers to as cultivating a “beginner’s mind”, we need to be constantly reminded to look at the world with the eyes of a child and absorb each experience as something new and fresh, unobstructed by the conditions of the past, or the unreal expectations of the future.
Each moment is a new moment filled with possibilities in itself, and, then, it is no more. The only thing we have is ourselves in direct contact with the experience unfolding in front of us. We breathe, we look, and move on to the next one.
* The beautiful dog on the featured image is called “Shadow”. She’s a beautiful “girl” enjoying the flight from SFO to LAX with total presence and poise.