They say, “fish discover water last”. For example, we become so adapted that things disappear into the background and we lose awareness of them. Learning to notice the things that one no longer notices can be difficult. Certain points of view, certain emotional reactions, can become so reflexive that we forget they are choices. In those choices, we create our lives and our destiny.
Really, there are no ordinary moments, for in every moment we are creating our future and impacting not only our own lives but the lives of those around us.
“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.” – Anthony de Mello, 1931-1987 (heart attack)
“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, b. 1926
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” – Eckhart (Ulrich Leonard) Tölle, The Power of Now, b. 1948
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier