Monday, January 9, 2012

Instructions for Living a Life

OOOh I like this. Found this today courtesy of Jonathan Carroll and had to share, because it speaks to me and what My Scenic Byway means to me and the simple philosophy I want to practice in life, and I think you'll like it:

Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

- Mary Oliver - American poet

It's so simple, but dead on, right? 

Pay attention: Be present. Open your eyes and clear out the junk and see the world - the places, the people, mother nature - around you every single day. The places, the people, nature. 

Be astonished. Feel the joy and the beauty and the magic that is our world. Let it knock your socks off. Soak it in and wonder.

Tell about it. Spread the wealth. Share what you see with others. There are so many ways: writing, photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture, storytelling, conversation.

If you are a FB user, Jonathan Carroll has a face book page. If you "like" it, you will get his posts in your feed. He often posts lot of great quotes and photographs. Enjoy!

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