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Posts tagged ‘mindfulness’

The Wonder and Marvel of an Ordinary Life


Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.

The extraordinary will take care of itself.

–William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? by Prince Ea

Prince Ea illuminates the paradox of social technology.  Sometimes we can’t seem to disconnect.  And sometimes though we are connected, we are still so lonely.

We long for real life interactions!

Put the phone down, walk away from the computer, and go live today.  Laugh.  Enjoy time with loved ones.  Stop checking your phone– live in the moment.

Enjoy yourself to the fullest!