“So I stood there, free from any expectation, which means truly free.”

Will you decide what you want to do or will you surf the waves as they come?

This question is less obvious than it sounds.

Those who don’t know where to go get nowhere. And some may add… and live present and happy.

It is this balance between productivity and presence. Productivity so much forward looking, presence so much in the now. Another one of life’s impossible balances… but certainly as time goes by, my heart and mind is more inclined to the latter.

We’ve forgotten what it’s like to enjoy the sun in our face, filtered through the blossomed leaves of the spring trees, moved by a cold breeze. That background sound of wind and birds. How long can we sustain attention to that wonder? Surprisingly short.