Don’t Pee on the Grass

“The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass where ever you may be.”

– Robert Fulghum

In practice, for me, this isn’t just a pithy saying: it’s a daily paying attention to “Craving Mind.” Wanting is good, craving is clinging, clinging is suffering.

Change is enviable. However, watering the garden (and not with pee) in this very moment, is what “makes me” feel that I have a life of Massive Abundance.

I use the reverse “what if’s” – ‘What if I’m supposed to care for my elderly father who lives to 100?’ ‘What if this health condition never changes?’ What if, I just like Albert Einstein said: “There are two ways to live your life – one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.”

I say take the slow lane and enjoy the miracle.

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