Zion National Park (All photo rights reserved by JoAnn Saccato)
Somehow, somewhere, we've convinced ourselves that we are in charge. That humans are somehow disconnected in some special way from the way things are and can actually control events. However we've arrived to this belief, taking this attitude disconnects us from our place in the divine mystery that is unfolding in and around us each and every moment. A divine mystery we are part of, but one certainly not in our control.
If we're living with this belief, we lose the ability to hear the sublime whisper that speaks of simplicity amongst complexity, contentment in the midst of change, aliveness as things arise and pass away, and joy in the midst of pain. Lost to us is the potential to participate in the awe of wonder that can happen only in the moment.
Oh, we may have peak experiences on occasion that wake us up to that awe and wonder, but then we usually find ourselves chasing after another peak experience, because our normal life, much less stillness, seems dull in comparison. What I've learned is that those awe-inspiring moments are available to us no matter what we're doing, if