…and 3 questions to ask if you aren’t.
This little outing is as clear and true an example of how to live in the moment as I have ever come across:
Questions Worth Asking
When’s the last time you moved through the world this way?
What’s in the way?
Is that okay?
This kid is mindful in every moment. I just love the attention he brings to laying the leash down, and the backward glances to make sure the dog is still with him. Then he proceeds to pour his whole heart into the task at hand. Engaging in pure, simple joy. Awesome! (It’s worth noting that the pooch is totally rocking mindfulness too…)
Obstacles Worth Overcoming
We’re busy. We’re doing. We’ve got a lot going on.
We just keep buying into the madness.
Really? Spend time out walking through puddles with no agenda other than to let life live us? That isn’t what responsible, successful, productive adults do. Okay maybe on holiday, or the weekend, but definitely not in the middle of a busy work day. The world we adults inhabit is structured and time bound, it doesn’t honour the organic process of letting life unfold at it’s own pace, it demands the “important” things happen now.
Add to this our “grown up” propensity to worry about things that haven’t happened yet, argue in our heads with people who aren’t in the room with us, get things ticked off our to do lists as they continue to grow at the other end, try to respond to every email, phone call, and request for our presence that shows up on our doorstep – and who has time for splashing in puddles?
Unless we make it a priority, we never will.
Good to ponder:
“Allow extra time in your schedule for wandering.” – dylan