Everything Is What It Is

‎”What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” 
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
A picture of me walking in the Vermont outdoors last week,
taken by Skip Coon from Mississippi.
Every now and then I get tired of all the words. Living in a text-driven society, words constantly fly in front of my mind. People demand to be heard, books want to be read, songs want to be sung, and so on… And occasionally it exhausts me.
My heart, my soul, and my spirit call in legion for me to come down, relax my mind’s attempts to comprehend and understand, and simply be. Relax. Calm the heck down and just be with the pictures around me, the images within me, and the world I live in. I don’t have to know, I don’t have to struggle or comprehend, I don’t have to demand or understand. Instead, I just see. 
Just see the thing in front of you and simply know it for how it presents itself, rather than for what you want it to be. Everything is what it is, right here and right now, and nothing more or less than that.
Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

Published by Adam F.C. Fletcher

I'm a speaker and writer who researches, writes and shares about youth, education, and history. Learn more about me at https://adamfletcher.net

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