Have you ever attempted to just look at something with a brand new, fresh perspective? Like without any labels you want to put on it – even a name it’s called?
I have, and it’s wicked hard (at least for me). I tried to do this while looking at a tree one time, but I was only able to look at that tree as a … well … as a tree. Instead of seeing the amazing creation this thing is, I noticed the leaves that weren’t symmetrical, and the knot that was part of the trunk.
It occurred to me in that experiment that I am really good at seeing what isn’t perfect instead of noticing the perfection in the imperfection.
In my rush to DO and ACCOMPLISH and ACHIEVE, I’d missed the experience and the journey. I was so busy DOING that the BEING was forgotten.
What if each of us just took two minutes each day to just BE … no agenda, no have-to, no judgment … just a chance to stand there and observe and experience and just BE? I wonder how each of us might grow to appreciate what we DO and what we HAVE if we take some time to just BE.
Consider this an invitation.