Attending a Car Show in the NOW February 23, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
Cars are BFF’s thing, not mine. But this year I agreed to go to the International Auto Show in Tampa.
Attending the show became an exercise in mindfulness ~ a chance to practice acceptance of the “what is” . . . no matter what.
A chance to remain firmly grounded in the present moment . . . no matter what.
Not judging everything as “good” or “bad.” Just going with the flow of the NOW.
No constant commentary streaming through my brain. Just watching and observing.
No extreme highs and lows. Just acceptance of the “what is” in the moment without resistance.
I accepted and released each moment as it arrived. I remained awake and aware. I dealt with situations without boredom or fear clouding my view.
I saw opportunities, not obstacles.
For example, getting there an hour “too early” gave us a chance to walk around the waterfront and enjoy a sunny morning.
I remained “OK” with anything tossed our way without wasting time and energy deciding whether it was “good” or “bad.”
And, as a result, it was ALL GOOD!
Aah . . . that’s better!
In like vein, the parable of the Chinese Farmer reminds us of the benefits of adopting a “Maybe Mind.”
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