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Mystery Each Day

“…to the soul, the most minute details and the most ordinary activities, carried out with mindfulness and art, have an effect far beyond their apparent insignificance.”― Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”― Albert Einstein, “Old Man’s Advice to Youth: ‘Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'” LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955)

What to do?
Where to go?
Where I’ve been.
Where I’m going.
The past defines and confines too much of the future.
Keeping us captive in old stories and restraints.
Too much focus on the past or the future steals the present.
We unfold, learn, grow in inches and cups.
In ordinary days.
In habits, rituals, small steps, trying new things, practice, curiosity, exploration, repetition, being uncomfortable in the unknowing and still going.
The fertile ground of transformation and becoming.
Do not wait for a detailed map.
No guarantees or warranties in living.
Go out and cut fresh trail each day.
Tripping, getting lost, off balance.
Losing your breath in awe and wonder.
Off the shoreline, into the current and flow of this day.

“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead.”― Susan Sontag

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