Noticing simple things

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By taking a moment to pay attention to something as simple as turning on the water tap, we give ourselves the opportunity to be aware of how things in our lives come, go, and transform, which makes us less likely to take them for granted.  Instead, we can, for even a moment, be awake to the transitory blessing they are.  And, certainly, we can carry this habit out into the larger world, applying it to whatever we find ourselves doing or encountering.

Turning on the Water:  Water flows from high mountain sources.

Water runs deep in the Earth.

Miraculously, water comes to us and sustains all life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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2 thoughts on “Noticing simple things

  1. Beautiful. I have found myself stopping and observing as well. It is refreshing and uplifting. Sometimes it is difficult to do in this accelerated society. But it is a must.

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