“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
– Thich Naht Hanh
Work on remembering this every day, and the world will once again become a novelty.
You have agency, so be autonomous.
“You cannot be fearless without first being afraid.”
– Ernest Porps
This was said by my professor for my Creative Problem Solving seminar, and it really resonated with me. It’s a pretty beautiful truth.
“Sometimes the lights all shinin on me;
Other times I can barely see.”
– Grateful Dead, Truckin’
“Sometimes the road is crystal
And sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind”
– Dave Matthews Band, Broken Things
Heard the second recently and it made me think of the first.
Flow: to move along in a stream, to circulate; continuous progression.
There are many reasons hoopers are said to have “flow,” the above dictionary definitions included. However, one of the biggest parts of flow to us includes being one with the universe. Everything that exists was created from the same original piece of energy, and explosions and friction created matter. This means we were all born of the same substance, at the same time, in the same place; so were our hoops. Becoming one with the universe will allow for a more open mind that is able to accept the hoop as a part of the body. Once you reach this point, there are hardly limitations to what you and your hoop can create together.
So here’s the story behind this new toy I’ve recently discovered. One of my neighbors, Carlo, has one. So many people surrounding me have the gift of music to give and frequently do, and one night during an acoustic Phish solo session by Ryan, Carlo brought out his orbit. (That’s the website he bought his from). They’re an inexpensive, endlessly beautiful, easy to use, personal light show. It’s so much fun! Alli loved it so much, she ordered one right away. Obviously, I had to get some pictures…
Do things you love to enrich your life. Create beauty, and be beautiful.