““If you aren’t amazed most of the time you aren’t paying attention.”
I sat in the woods meditating on the trees. The sun would go behind the clouds and the light would change causing effects that were magical. Later I walked on the beach, watched families walking together. Birds were flying overhead and the waves were coming into shore. I try to spend as much time as I can finding things to be amazed at. I love watching little kids walking with their parents. I love to watch the interplay with animals on their daily walk. Watching one person show another kindness brings me joy. Watching another person doing something for the first time, something they never thought they could inspires me. It’s not difficult to let go and be amazed. It means simply that at any given moment we have to be willing to give up some of our jadedness and see something that we’ve learned to take for granted as something wonderful and new. It’s amazing how much of the mental weight that most of us carry around with us becomes lifted by finding amazement in our daily lives.
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