Sometimes the unexceptional becomes extraordinary. Like gazing into a puddle of water, watching a child run after a puppy, seeing the first butterfly of the season, maybe even hearing the peaceful hum of your computer. When one becomes unexpectedly caught in an amazing moment, we get to touch the unvarnished part of our self – the soul. We become a “sponge full of wonder” with a smile on our faces as our heart fills with awe.
When we move out of that moment, the charade is over. We might feel like our bubble has been burst just a bit. We know we are not perfect beings, yet our mind feels so clear we see endless possibilities. Maybe that moment of being was an unexceptionally extraordinary moment that actually changed our lives.
That is how we experience a moment of “enlightenment.” It hits us without warning. We are never prepared for it because we don’t expect the unexpected. When it happens, we become comfortable with being completely ordinary and vulnerable.
Practice being vulnerable – it’s an enlightenment magnet.