So our first and foremost duty while we are here, in my estimation, is to appreciate this fact as fully and deeply as we are capable in each instant. Don’t take it for granted. Don’t passively let it drift by uncelebrated. Don’t fail to perceive its…
Indeed. And we come up with so many words for that. Gratitude practices and mindfulness and every other phrase that just means WAKE UP. A lot of life requires our mind to be on autopilot.
How awful it would be if we had to think about breathing, walking, eating. But it’s too easy to let autopilot take over and go through life oblivious to so much.