The Mundane things

Whether you accept it or not, life is 99% ordinary and 1% extraordinary, that too only and only if luck gives a kiss. And naturally, we crave that 1% and keep getting disappointed.

that’s so because we assume the 99% as mediocre. Something fates and gods have given us as a leftover. So we sit and wait totally missing the point.

Mehmet Murat ildan puts it perfectly when he says—“ Those whose look for the beauties in the extraordinary things will miss the beauties in the ordinary things.”

Enough being philosophical, the idea is very rational. It is plain common sense to place the bet on 99% than 1% that may or may not knock on the door. Going with the flow and enjoying the green tea, hot shower, warm pillows is not Lao Tzu preaching but a very Kantian idea.

Common, heavens cannot fall for you every day and stars won’t align to please you every weekend. The head gets it instantly. The heart probably not.

But to see the romance and the mystery in the magical ordinary moments you need extraordinary attention. Buddha could see the whole cosmos under a tree. Bodhidharma faced a wall for nine years yet was in bliss than any mortal. That was the intensity with which they paid attention. Of course, we cannot go on that highway however the least thing we can do is be alert to the things around us.

This reminds me of the words of Robin Williams in his Dead Poets society—
Carpe diem.
Seize the day, boys.
Make your lives extraordinary.


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