We often go through life on "auto-pilot". You know what I mean. We're like a bunch of little robots running around doing things. Always DOING. We often don't remember to live or to just be. It's always do, do, do. Sometimes we're not even aware of what we're doing or why we're doing it. It's sad. We miss so much.
I am on a personal quest to be more aware and live more consciously. I'm striving to live in the "now" moment. And I'm here to tell you that it's not always easy. It's so much easier to go back to the old habit of being the robot. BUT...it's so much more rewarding to live in the "now" moment.
The other day I had a lunch date with some old friends. I left work and was driving to meet them in my robotic state. All of a sudden my awareness kicked in. It was like someone flipped a switch. Instantly I was seeing the beauty that was all around me. Trees were blossoming in many different shades of pinks and whites. Gardens were filled with color; red and pink tulips, yellow daffodils, purple, pink and white hyacinths, white lily-of-the-valley, yellow forsythia, pink, purple, red and white azalea. It was everywhere and it was wonderful! Such beauty and I almost missed it. Robot Paula would have missed the whole thing. Aware Paula got to see, absorb and appreciate the beauty.
So...which are you? Are you robot or aware? Strive for aware. It makes life so much fuller.