Originally posted in ZenHabits.Net
by Leo Baubata
“You lethargic, waiting upon me,
waiting for the fire and I
attendant upon you, shaken by your beauty
Shaken by your beauty
~William Carlos Williams
This morning I awoke, meditated in the quiet dark empty room, and then went to make my coffee.
The world outside is wet, and the raindrops patter upon the leaves of the lemon tree, with its bursts of bright yellow.
My kids and Eva asleep, at peace.
And as I drink my coffee I think of you, dear reader.
And I am struck by the beauty of this world, and the fragile human lives struggling to make their way within it.
The pain and stress and anger and sadness and loneliness and frustration and fear and cravings and irritations that we will experience today … they are made up. We can let them go as easily as they arise. They are unnecessary, if we realize that we’ve created them for no good reason.
Instead, see the beauty in every moment. In every person’s so human actions. In our own frailties and failures.
This world is a morning poem, and we have but to see it to be shaken by its beauty, over and over.
ABOUT LEO BAUBATA
Leo is the author of ZenHabits, which is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives, clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, creating something amazing, and finding happiness. He also founded Write To Done, one of the Top 10 Blogs for writers.