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Its Just Another Day

A once-in-a-lifetime event, the Transit of Venus was not just another day.

Life is for living, and you can live every moment in Heartspace.

There are people who make stress from living in special ways. They hustle to get to yoga classes on time, bustle to get to the bar to relax after work, and struggle to chill out on the weekend. For anyone who sees Heartspace as another thing to squeeze into this particular moment, I want to ask them to just stop.

French author Albert Camus once wrote, “The world is never quiet. Even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears.” Camus saw the world for what it is, and encourages us to also. It simply exists. This is the magic of the Heartspace too: it simply exists. There’s nothing that we have to do, at all, ever. The Principle of Engagement teaches us that we’re all connected to each other, and far beyond too. There’s nothing we have to do to act on that Principle, it simply is. Heartspace is the space within and between each of us where the Principle is enacted, and there’s nothing we have to do for it, either.

‎”All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.”  Ernest Hemingway may be teaching us about living in Heartspace if we swap “words” for “engagements.” Everything single time we form a sustainable connection with something within or around us, we should see that engagement for the first time. Its just another day, and Heartspace is ours right now. 

A major difference between the way most people experience external engagement and personal engagement is that there’s nothing you have to do to become personally engaged- you’re already engaged right now. 
This is why science fiction genius Ray Bradbury was speaking truth about his experience in Heartspace when he wrote, “We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” The truth for him was that everyday he was interrupted, bothered by other people. This may have happened many times in any given day. Instead of fighting it, Bradbury grasped it and saw the challenge for what it was: just another day.
Heartspace and the Principle of Engagement don’t require anything special, different, or exceptional. Instead, you can be engaged right now. Its just another day.
Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

By Adam F.C. Fletcher

I'm a speaker, writer, trainer, researcher and advocate who researches, writes and shares about education, youth, and history.

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