Title: The Biggest Secrets Are the Ones Spread Right In Front of Us
Comments: Driving down that highway, I was overrun by thoughts of where I should be going and what I should be doing and how unfairly life was treating me and all the ancient, nameless ills that plague the planet. I had what the Buddhists call "monkey mind," My thoughts racing down the road ahead of me and around corners and in circles.I drove from Vega to Hartley without making a conscious driving decision.
Suddenly, it became very important for me to become more mindful of my surroundings.
I stopped Old Blue on the side of the road, took off my shirt, exposed my skin to the sunlight, stretched, and scratched my belly, my imagination leaping from the narrow consciousness of my highly selective, reality-filtering brain to the wider, timeless consciousness of the inbound universe and my heart smiling from ear to ear.
"The oyster truly is your earth," a friend once said. I never knew what he meant by that.
But now I know.
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