Saturday, January 1, 2011
Earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes can occur everywhere. There are no annual plans or resolutions made by the Ocean.
We, on the other hand, feel so good when we have filed our resolutions, published our goals, activated our investment plans, built another bridge, another monument. Weight gained or lost, check. Money made and invested, check. House and children organized, checked.
We actually have so few things we can control.
Control seems to make us happy.
I love watching No Reservations, Chef Anthony Bourdeain's television show where he travels all over the world and eats whatever people eat, in their homes, on the streets, in neighborhood restaurants that do not need reservations. He's trying to gauge what people actually do with the food they grow. And he is mostly happy with the finds.
I wonder, could we travel through our lives and just be who we are, do what we do, and live mostly content with who we are, where we are, how we are?
Couldn't we just Be?