‘[T]he capacity to be present to everything that is happening, without resistance, creates possibility.’*
How many times have you heard heard or talked about “out of the box thinking”?
There’s a lot of value to thinking outside the box. It implies we’ve defined or designated the box, which often is not the case. When we do this, rather than resisting the box or trying to escape it, we can find more comes into view that was previously invisible.
We can take someone’s life as an example. Many people think the have to escape their lives in order to follow their dreams, when maybe all they need to do is to notice more of what is already in their lives.
Being present is really just noticing more – without barriers – to the people around us, the world in which we live, and absolutely to our own lives. When we do, from the way things are, more happens.
(*From Rosamund and Benjamin Zander’s The Art of Possibility.)