As you’re out walking, do you ever stop to look at something more closely, and ask yourself, “What is it?“
Whether you’ve spotted a bird or a leaf, a flower or a pebble, perhaps you’re engaged, for a moment, in simply looking.
Our chameleon world loves to masquerade.
You may have noticed that one things often resembles the other.
Sometimes it’s our minds and our eyes playing tricks on us. We catch sight of a color, a flash of movement.
In the moment between seeing and naming, the world is wide open to new possibilities.
When silence is allowed, the tap of thought turned off tightly,
Eyes engage the world in novel and unexpected ways.
Perhaps instead of explaining the world away, our mind allows questions to burble to the top of consciousness:
“Where did it come from?” “What does it do?” “Why is it here?” “What does it mean?”
“What is it, Anyway?”
These are some of the best questions, the important questions, but …
Simply observe, without naming, and allow the world to open up in beautiful, and unexpected ways.
All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014
“Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there,
not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something,
not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone,
will you be on the right road to the Gate.”
Woody Flowers? (Forest Garden)
First Signs of Spring (Forest Garden)