Life serves up disappointment when expectations of pleasure is its focus. Each moment is pregnant with joy but also pregnant with displeasure. Expect neither! Let each moment unveil itself with all its possibilities. Each moment is a complex mixture of what can be controlled by noticing, by being aware and the happenstance that occurs like an unexpected pothole.
Today yellow leaves glow in the autumn morning light as seen from an upstairs window, looking from a squirrel’s eye view. But outside from another angle, the vibrancy is muddled by shadows of the houses. The First Noble Truth says that life is filled with suffering. But joy can be found in the glow revealed when viewed through the pane.
Morning sun rays glow
through yellow autumn foliage
heavens brought to earth