“You know, it is one of the most marvellous things in life to discover something unexpectedly, spontaneously, to come upon something without premeditation, and instantly to see the beauty, the sacredness, the reality of it. But a mind that is seeking and wanting to find is never in that position at all.”
As a kid in the early 70s, life was a lot simpler.
I mean: there were far fewer choices with which to enjoy life, deeply.
We're replete with experiences, things and opportunities, and we run after them with at breakneck speed until, well, erm..., we're exhausted.
"I've got so little time to enjoy the simple things in life."
Not that I'm in the department of 'live-your-life-this-way' but, surely, it's time to step back from the fray and ask yourself a more profound question than:
But we don't.
Instead (mostly), we get seduced into believing that something better is just around the corner and if only we tried a little harder or immersed ourself in the next go-to thing — e.g. meditation — we'd hit upon the solution to living a meaningful, purpose-driven life.
The truth is we need very little to survive, less still to be happy. Arguably, we need nothing on the latter front because ipso facto how can we pursue something (innately) we already are?
Yes, I know that sounds a bit random, but when you take away the sense of a me and that a me is in control, you'll quickly apprehend that you're not in control any more than you can change the weather; and if only you'd let go of the need (which is a fallacy in any event) to bend the Universe to your circumstances, you'd feel what it means to live all body, mind and spirit.