What Goes Around…

“Seeing is the most arduous thing a human can undertake.  For it calls for a disciplined, alert mind, whereas most people would rather lapse into mental laziness than take the trouble to see each person and thing anew in present-moment freshness.”  Anthony DeMello

 It is, indeed, easy to see things as I expect them to be, easy for the “mental laziness” to take over and to see things as I have previously experienced them.  I expect the slow, grumpy waiter at the restaurant to be slow and grumpy the next time I am there.  I expect the 1-800 customer service person to be slow and incapable of helping me.  I mean, these expectations are reasonable, right!  Well, there is, of course, a notable exception here.  I expect others to see ME in “present-moment freshness,” to forget my transgressions and failures of last week, yesterday, ten minutes ago.

What goes around comes around.

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