Your surroundings influence you and you influence your surroundings. This seemingly obvious statement often gets lost in our daily shuffle, but the implications of this relationship are important to understanding our own agency.
In SAVOR, we share a classic Zen story about a man riding a horse. The horse is galloping quickly, and it appears that the rider is urgently heading somewhere important. A bystander along the road calls out, "Where are you going?" The rider replies, "I don't know! Ask the horse!"
I enjoy this Sunday and contemplate the beauty of each moment. I drink a cup of tea and consider the vapors that move through my nose and mouth, the tea soothes my throat, calms my mind and warms my being.
A Sunday Reflection for Savoring:
The past is already gone.
It is not the present.
With each present moment, there is an opportunity of a new beginning.