Monday, May 02, 2016

Pay Attention To Your Life

“Mindfulness is hearing the music in the sound of heavy traffic.”
Life is noisy and much of life has the feel of being stuck in traffic.  Most of us have ordinary lives and our days are full of daily, often mundane tasks and, if we are lucky, simple joys.  One of the many challenges of life is to notice the extraordinary within the ordinary.  Mindfulness can help us do this because mindfulness is a way of paying attention.  When we are not paying attention we miss a lot.  A day turns into a week, a week turns into a month, a month turns into a year, and suddenly we find ourselves ten years down the road of our life’s journey.  If we have not paid attention along the way, we can find that we have missed our own life.  Pay attention to your own life and do this in the moment because your moments turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into years, and the years soon become a lifetime.  Don’t miss the hidden and often extraordinary moments within the seemingly ordinary and mundane ones.    

1 comment:

Bill S said...

I am somewhat surprised that I never see any comments on your blog. I find your entries insightful and wonderfully wise and helpful. As someone new in attempting meditation and mindfulness, your words are also very encouraging. Someone who has been doing both for many years has also introduced me to Richard Rohr who I also find to be a teacher of sorts for me. So I will keep reading and encourage you to keep writing.