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“As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being.  If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more than the thin, sketchy outline of the few things that you noticed, and of those only what you thought worth remembering. Is it surprising that an existence so experienced seems so empty and bare that its hunger for an infinite future is insatiable? But suppose you could answer, “It would take me forever to tell you, and I am much too interested in what’s happening now.” How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god? And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment—from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies—how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?” ~ Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

I came across this quote last night, and had to share it.

It literally took my breath away.

How are you, me, we, our planet living on a daily basis? Are you just going through your days as routinely as a assembly line? The food that you ate yesterday, how did it nourish your body? The thoughts that you were thinking did they add or subtract to your surroundings, self and others? What did you do, read, see, experience, touch? . . .

I've always been quite a conscious human being, even at a young age. ALWAYS curious, creative and aware of myself and others. BUT as life's responsibilities creep in, it is easy to lose this COMPLETE and UTTER fascination with our planet, surroundings and how we are TRULY living EACH and EVERYDAY.

LOTS of thoughts going through my head, but it all comes back to just being more present, mindful and expressing love and gratitude in every. single. step.

Hope you love this quote as much as I do. . . it is pretty darn powerful.


love & light