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!

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For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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