Nothing like being a kid. Everything is new and there are no memories attached, good or bad, just wonder and and discovery.
Everyday is a new day.
Seeing that sunrise, the sunset is so mundane, it happens everyday; but we watch it each time with the wonder of a child. Have you watch the sun set lately. I watch it when ever I can, I look for the green flash, I’ve never seen it…. some people think it doesn’t actually exist…. maybe it doesn’t, but I’m going to keep watching…
Looking with that beginners mind is often hard when you have looked at the same situation over and over again, But, that is the point, you have to look differently, you have to see it for the first time.
I suppose a couple of things immediately came to my mind when I first thought about this and they are:
“If you’re not the lead do the view never changes”
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”
Often the failure to notice, or even to look is that our lives are on auto pilot and it really is, to us, all the same. Take that moment…. be that kid… see it for the first time, see it with wonder.