Look up in a tree

Heads down
We trudge along
In the mind
It all passes us by
Day after day
Month after month
Year after year
A whole life with our heads down
There is only gloom down there

What we miss
Look up and see a smile
Look up and see a bird
Look up and see the sun
Look up in a tree
Look up and just be
Look up and love the world

Becoming the reaction

When something happens that either angers us or irritates or conflicts with our values and opinions, take a moment to observe the reaction within us. We normally react without pause.

However, the instance that we pause and just observe the reaction, we realise that we are not the reaction, and we can stop ourselves from becoming the reaction. The real us is not the reaction.

Most often we do not take that moment, worth a try, worth a pause.