~ awake in this moment, at home in the world ~

Open Mind

January 25, 2018

As you move through your day, listen closely to your mind
as it marches through its litany of thoughts, assertions,
judgments and complaints. Be suspicious. Be wary.
Be skeptical. Question what you think you know.

Notice how much suffering you create for yourself and others
by clinging fiercely to your certainties about the world.
Are you sure? Can you prove it?
Is there possibly another answer, another way?

Consider how radically transformed your life might be
if you abandoned your fiercest convictions and judgments.
Is it possible that by simply letting go of such assertions,
you might downshift from suffering toward greater peace?

Why not be willing to be uncertain? Why not judge less?
Why not try resting comfortably with uncertainty?
It is entirely possible that in being less sure about the world
you will make room for life to reveal its most beautiful truths.