Whenever people ask me what I am most passionate about, the most honest answer I can give is: 'the direct experience of life', or said another way, simply 'being'.
I find it rather humorous at times, how our minds can weave entire illusory worlds of separation from that which we all are: life itself. We are life! We are alive! We are. I am. How could it be otherwise? Think about it.
Yes, yes, I know, you've heard it all before. Just be here. Now. 'Yes, yes', the mind says, 'that's all well and good, but I've got important things to do now. perhaps once I've finished doing all those things I can focus on simply being, but really, who's got time for that?!'
he he he
I can't think of any way I'd rather move through the world than embracing every moment to the fullest. This is my - our - natural state and I'm un-learning my way back every day, one step at a time. How does this translate into everyday life?
It is (I am) the fingers on my hands typing the keys on this keyboard, noticing how they find their own way without any effort on my part.
It is (I am) the cool air moving in and out of my nostrils; the breath breathing itself.
It is (I am) warm rose petal, raspberry leaf & alfalfa tea drinking itself across my lips.
It is (I am) the sounds of the heater blowing delicious warmth onto my feet and the delightful voices of things we call birds chirping away outside the kitchen window.
It is (I am) the un-doing of all the labels the mind would like to create. If there's truly no separation from 'me' and any aspect of life, then how do I know for sure that I am not all of this. All of it. Everything I see, taste, hear, sip, feel, luxuriate in, desire, reject, create, love, destroy, embrace, etc. etc.
Hmmmm....I wonder what I'll un-learn today?!