I have been playing with the idea of INNOCENCE today.
By that I mean not knowing (or thinking I know) how things are going to turn out, letting go of my pre-occupation with the next moment and fully experiencing this moment in all its deep and diverse richness.
Innocence requires you to go really slowly because there is so much to take in.
Innocence also spreads your attention far and wide, which activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is where all healing takes place from.
Innocence doesn’t mean you drop a wisdom, it just means you don’t know what is going to happen next, which means you open yourself up to the possibility of it being anything.
Being judgemental isn’t innocent.
Worrying isn’t innocent.
Labelling people isn’t innocent.
Being open and receptive is innocent.
Seek first to understand and then be understood (Covey) is being innocent.
Forgiveness is innocent.
So for today, I’m going to play out not knowing is going to happen and being innocent, because I bet whatever does is grander and more exciting than anything I could have imagined.