Been thinking about lessons dying folks taught me. Here are a few.
Be curious…..it encourages the mind to open instead of ignore…..it’s the doorway to joy.
Embrace paradox….hang out with contradictions. Often when we embrace paradox a third option we could not have imagined emerges. Ask counter intuitive questions. Pay attention to coincidences.
Be a day-dream believer…. We spend so much of our day focused on outcome. Walking with purpose toward a single direction we often miss beautiful sights along the way. Listening only to the foreground we miss background sound. Open the mind… let it wander. Awareness doesn’t need to be focused to know.
Be surprised….babies love surprises …..play peek a boo with a baby and they giggle. Throw an adult a surprise party and they want to know who is responsible. Surprise teaches us about flexibility and resilience. The Inuit people say that there are two plans to every day….my plan and the Mystery’s plan.