when we say
"i wish things were normal again"
we're also saying
"i wish i could go back to my old habits".
maybe we could wish a little more thoughtfully.
perhaps our wishing could be empowered with hope for new adventure,
rather than weighed down by the wanting of familiarity.
someone asked recently "how are you doing?"
i asked "do you really want to know?"
he said "yes"
i'm doing pretty fantastic.
i haven't watched the news for years and as such, my "world" tends to appear less imbued with the conflicts they're selling and i don't feel the same air of craziness so many people i speak with lately seem to.
a few months ago i decided to stop complaining in conversation, which lead to noticing more closely what i say, even more than years of awareness practice had developed.
i noticed i had drifted into a seemingly common human trap of automatically believing much of what is said to me enough to repeat it in subsequent conversations. this realization in turn inspired me further to decide to not say anything i had not personally confirmed to be true.
the cascading effect of just one decision, to stop complaining, has assisted me greatly in speaking less, listening much better (to myself as well others) and becoming more impeccable with my word, both internally and externally.
love you guys