Waking

Upon waking:  “Thank you for bringing me to this day, thank you for all the possibilities in it, thank you for . . . (at least three things) . . . Let me see all that is before me today.” This is being awake.

Gratitude: I notice what is around me and am grateful for those many gifts, even the most simple or mundane. It is all there for me to notice, enjoy, and appreciate. This is being awake.

Be there:  When I’m with someone, to not be sucked into my own preoccupations and dramas, but to be present to them, as fully as possible. Look and see, listen and hear, empty and understand. This is being awake.

He’s just the guy from down the street.  Today, I will consciously look for the extraordinary amidst the ordinary. This is being awake.

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