Responding to the occasion in ways appropriate to the occasion opens the way to being at one with the moment, in sync with the time and place of our living, aligned with the rhythm and flow of life here/now, doing what is called for, where, when and how it is called for-- the essence of peak experiences throughout the world, and it can be nothing more than changing a diaper, or feeding the cows in the barn. This is called "Living at the peak of the ordinary," and it is well within our reach in each situation as it arises. We miss it by looking for something better, something finer, something more. Like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Living in paradise, wanting something else. It is all in how we look at what we have, where we are. In how we understand the importance of rhythm and flow, of what is called for, necessary, needed, required by the circumstances defining this time, this place, right here, right now. And that is contingent upon how often and how long we spend being empty of all thoughts and emotions in stillness and silence, just being present with what is present with us, with no expectations, no opinions, no judgment, no fear, no desire, just being awake, aware, alive, to all that arises unbidden in the silence, without engaging it, being attached to it, aroused by it, just waiting, just watching to see/hear what is called for, asked of us by the conditions of our life in the situation of our living. It starts with receptive awareness and goes where it needs to go, as we work out the details regarding balance and harmony, compassion and integrity in compliance with what is asked of us all along the way.
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A stunning photographic composition!
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