Sunday, June 20, 2021

June 20--Pay Attention!

To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.  --George Orwell

    Maybe not so much of a struggle as a practice. It is quite easy to get into the habit of moving through days on autopilot, chained to a to-do list of have-to-do items that seemingly never ends. We take people and the routine of daily life for granted. 
    I'm sitting on a patio in Colorado enjoying fresh cool morning air, a variety of vibrant colors, bird song, and traffic noise in the distance, while waiting for coffee to brew. Being away from home breaks the usual routine and lends itself to being more attentive. 
    I've been reading lately about one's shadow self, those less than desirable characteristics and events that we all have, but would prefer to keep hidden. Given that this shadow is within us, I'd say it is in front of one's nose, yet we would rather overlook it. When this shadow is brought to light, we become free of the past mistakes and beliefs that no longer support our well-being. Knowing oneself more fully leads to ever greater ability to see on all levels--physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. 
    Happy Father's Day to all forms of fatherhood out there. I miss my dad every day. 
    Life is good,

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