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Lying is done with words and also with silence.
-- Adrienne Rich
 

 

Monday, January 21, 2002

Enjoy the experience

There is a beautiful universe all around us, and yet we often fail to truly experience it because we’re too busy thinking about it and making judgments about it. Thought and judgment are certainly useful and valuable, yet it’s also useful to regularly give them a rest.

Stop the noise in your mind for a moment and simply experience what is. When a thought starts to pop up, just let it go. Enjoy how it feels to drink in the beauty of your existence for a while without thinking about it or making judgments about it. Clear you mind for a moment and know the depth of serenity that comes when you have the confidence and faith to just let yourself be.

Each day you put forth an enormous amount of effort to build and maintain a life for yourself. So spend some time truly enjoying and experiencing that life. You work to make it good, so live the joy and beauty of it.

Regularly take time to enjoy and appreciate the wonderful, beautiful, miraculous fact that you’re experiencing life, right here and now. The more fully you appreciate and enjoy what you have, the better it will become.

— Ralph Marston

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