“True awareness means being right where you are, right now, without fear or worry or obsession about the future or past!”
Dr. Tae Yun Kim, “Seven Steps to Inner Power”
Yesterday I saw that the paint has worn away on a parking space outside where I work, in just such a way that the remaining paint now looks like a heart!
What are the odds of that, really? Kind of a miraculous, I think.
And definable it was a small miracle that I actually saw it yesterday because I’ve walked by that parking space, every day, for several years. But until yesterday, I never noticed that little bit of paint that now looks like a heart. (So much for any awareness I might have thought I have claimed 🙂 . )
Seeing the painted heart, I remembered the quote, above, on awareness from my mentor Dr. Tae Yun Kim.
Suddenly I saw how awareness – or in this case how my lack of awareness – affects me. All the other times that I have walked by that painted line, I was unaware, immersed in thinking, stressed, or worried about something or another – maybe a lot, maybe a little – but always enough such that I never saw this little paint heart. Even though it was literally under my feet.