Wes Nesker said, "Nature, like play, has no purpose or consequence other than itself." What do we do that is like that? Eating and sex might be it for most of us. Watching birds. And clouds. And sunrises and sets. How long is your list? How often do you do something on it? Work to increase the length of the list, and to work more things on it into each day Things you do for no reason beyond the simple joy of doing them.
Wait for the mud to settle and the water to clear. Everything becomes clear in time. Wait. Watching. Looking. Listening. Trusting the impulse of your nature to know what action to take when the time is right. What's the hurry? Why the rush? Where are you going? How do you know? Master the art of not-doing. Wu-wei is the Taoist term. "Not forcing." Waiting for the appropriate time to do the appropriate thing. I carry the camera and wait for the picture to appear before me. I look and wait to see. I listen and wait to hear. I cannot hurry seeing/hearing. Neither can you. No one can "hurry up and be there," or even know where "there" is. Is it better to win or to lose? To be first or to be last, or somewhere in between? "Divinely superfluous beauty" is Robinson Jeffers' phrase for the wonder upholding the world. It is everywhere, all around. It only takes looking to see. It only takes listening to hear. It only takes time to tell what is essential to know. Wu-wei. Take the time to tell what is called for, where and when and how. Wake up! Be amazed! By the wonder of "divinely superfluous beauty" everywhere.