The more we think about ourselves, the more unworkable everything becomes.
Observing self is one thing, in the middle of whatever we are doing. But thinking about self, which inevitably gives rise to analysis and evaluation, judgment, excuses, criticism and praise…better to be doing something, engaging in whatever is at hand. Even better is if my efforts are not directed to self. And even better is if there is a sense that perhaps the universe can participate.
My sense is that each of us is a portal through which the universe, the all and everything, has the possibility of participating in its creation. The enjoyment, clarity and simplicity of the individual can be shared with the whole. The only thing preventing this is the habit of referring everything back to me…the selfie…the sense that it is all about me.
Olympic track star and preacher Eric Liddle put it this way: “God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. ”