Mindful living is Purpose enough
Two quotes came up today on my Instagram dashboard - synchronous with the slow insight that has been dawning in my own Work and meditation practice: is there any great ‘purpose’ than to be fully and truly conscious and alive - fully embodied in the unfolding Divinity of this Living Moment...?
I think these words from four of our Century’s Great Souls can say it better than anyone:
“Through the practice of living mindfully, we learn new habits. Walking, we know that we are walking. Standing, we know that we are standing. Sitting, we know that we are sitting. Practicing this way, we gradually undo our old habits, and develop the new habit of dwelling deeply and happily in the present moment. With mindfulness in us, we can smile a smile that proves our transformation.” - Thich Nhat
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” - Alan Wilson Watts
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.” - Alice Walker
“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag...” - Ram Dass