Have you ever been stuck in a routine?
It happens to me sometimes - I get really comfortable doing things in a certain order, eating certain types of food (I'll never get tired of pizza) and working at certain jobs. These little ruts are comfortable but not where I want to live.
To live creatively we do better to break out of those routines. We need a change of scenery. We need to meet new people. We need to rock our own world enough to get off center long enough to know what our center really is.
But it doesn't need to be earth shaking. We don't have to turn our lives upside down. We could even be happy with the way things are. That still leaves plenty of opportunity to see new, hear new, feel new, experience anew what may have been right in front of us all along, but brings a breath-taking newness to our life.
There is something completely new about this moment in time.
It's unique. No matter how familiar it seems, we've never lived this moment before. Savor it. See it. Feel it. Know what it has to offer, without judging it. Breathe it in.
You can go back to your pizza in a moment. First, experience this moment.
Special, isn't it?
--- Doug Smith
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