To live in infinite bliss, practice mindfulness and live in the moment. - Debasish Mridha
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. - Omar Khayyam
Michael Jacobs excels at pondering. Further, we both appreciate his ability to present his ponderings in an entertaining and thought-provoking manner. Yesterday, I ( Debb) found myself caught up in his recent post called "Blissfully Unaware."
When I initially read it, memories of some who are blissfully unaware came to mind. Some good and some bad. However as the day progressed, my mind couldn't shake the topic. As I prepared 34 bags of Mac's homemade dog food, a six hour process, the wheels kept turning.
The thinking lead me to the idea of Blissfully Aware. Turning the topic upside down, finally lead to my true feelings. What finally occurred to me is our goal to be so aware of the moments in life, that we are no longer phased by the unaware.
Certainly, life does not come with a crystal ball, so one could argue we rarely know for sure what tomorrow will bring. It's that blissfully unaware? Maybe not. What if instead, we are blissfully aware that each moment is the perfect moment, the only moment.
Many of the comments in Michael's post dealt with people who are blissfully unaware - to the point of being frustrating, or even rude to others. We've likely all experienced it and that was my initial reaction too.
However, we've noticed, when we are blissfully aware, these instances take on far less import. They get little, if any of our energy. Why would they? It has nothing to do with us, unless we give it the power.
Thank you Michael for another ponder-worthy post. It reminded me of our goal to stay present and remain in gratitude - blissfully aware of each remarkable moment in life.