And just like that, he found joy in the most insignificant and silly of moments.
It's right there, lurking behind boredom. It's dancing in the shadows of fear. It has a second cousin once removed, called angst. It's best friend, however, is presence.
And in this presence--that is ripe as the sweetest, most precious of peaches (think James & The Giant one), he saw through it all; the illusion of separation, the smokey clouds of addictions and distractions and indecision and drama and consumption and corrupt politicians and and and everything that wasn't absolutely Truth. When he polished the mirror just a little bit, he saw what had always been there --HERE, right under all of our noses. This very moment contains the seeds of every birth and death, of an atom and an astroid belt. The Magnificent Universe is constantly putting herself on display for us to witness in all her sweet and furious glory. And if THAT everything-ness doesn't make you smile just a little bit, if it doesn't remind you of the grace and glory that is RIGHT before you, well, I'm not sure what will. Money and fame are temporary. Your beauty will fade. Your things will crumble. Your people will pass. Happiness is fleeting. But this, all of it in the now, as complete as it ever has been and ever could be...this is IT. This remembering is a constant opportunity to step into the river of joy. So dive right in!