We live in community, or do we? Are we aware of where we are and what we are doing? Are we aware of others and the living world we share? Awareness leads to wisdom, compassion and happiness. Astrology points to a new opportunity this week to make a big difference through our own small action in mindfulness.
Mindfulness is not difficult. It means paying attention to where you are and what you are doing. It entails taking your surroundings in instead of shutting them out. Sure, you can text while climbing a flight of stairs, but do you know how many stairs you just climbed? That’s an example of a small thing that can have a big effect in a positive way. If you start paying attention to the number of stairs, you might become conscious of the number of trees, then all of a sudden birds will start singing out of nowhere and you’ll feel your heart beating and actually taste your food and maybe even notice the fragile, precious beauty of other people. There is no limit to how far you can go with mindfulness, but it does place a limit on what you are capable of — the kind of limit that makes the world safer when we are self-compelled to simply love.
Read the whole article by Len Wallick at Sense from Senselessness — Venus, Mercury, Pholus and Ixion