Stopping and Seeing

It's so easy to get caught up. When that happens -- and you notice it happening -- just stop. Bring your attention to you. Take a breath. Hear your heartbeat. Feel your pulse. Sense that non-existent permanent self in the non-existent time and space continuum that is the ever-present here and now.

Sometimes what's here is my own stuff. Mostly what's here is by other people who share and think and do and create wonderful, provocative stuff. Life. Art. Curiosity. Love.

And then there's writing and words and meditation and mindfulness and living.

trentgilliss:

I see a lot of videos featuring the voice of the Dalai Lama, but there’s something special that gets me about this production by mojebory. He leads in with the Dalai Lama talking about a person’s right to happiness and transitions to a soulful mix of Dinah Washington’s “This Bitter Earth” bedding more than five years of footage of people in ordinary, everyday scenes.

As the filmmaker says:

“I see a harmony in ordinary activities — joy and sadness at the same time. Everything around us is magical. When I take pictures or shots I look at the world through the eyes of a child… everything seems so interesting and unusual! I’m hungry, I want to grab everything!”

He has, and beautifully so!

Extraordinary, ordinary Life. Stopping. Seeing. Bare Awareness. This is so lovely and Dinah Washington..is sublime. 

(Source: vimeo.com, via beingblog)

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