“Your mind, like all minds, tends to identify and label things automatically: tree, stranger, yellow. Without realizing it, you then begin to anticipate what you are going to see next based on what you know. When this happens, your awareness grows duller, as the lazy brain overlooks distinctions. People lose their unique identity and richness, and experiences are compared to what ‘was’ rather than being explored for what is now.
When you look at life without any labels or expectations, all the wonders of this precious moment reveal themselves.”
–Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
3 thoughts on “Morning Trip (301)”
It’s so difficult to do at times — to look without labeling.
i am smiling as i see this again today on my dashboard, the idea that one would label: difficult, just the word creates dis-ease, unrest, disgust doh there are MY labels creeping in
Thanks. I needed that.