I’m positive mustard bottles are in collusion with pickle jars.
They both seem to find new ways to sneak around the fridge and remain hidden behind yogurt tubs or the latest bowl of leftovers.
The dust rag snickering in plain view is no better as I walk past a dozen time on my hunt to remember where last I left it.
Reorganized cupboards and drawers look beautiful while causing endless moments of frustration reaching for something that’s not there anymore.
Setting off to find what we’re looking for comes with the added weight of expectations.
We predetermine, with only the knowledge we have, how something must be.
And the mind takes its job seriously.
When we expect things to be a certain way – however vague or specific – the mind goes about finding a match.
Yes or no. In or out.
We become blind to or dismiss what’s actually appearing.
Then there’s the goose chase undertaken by assuming our answers are somewhere out there.
If we’re lucky that is.
Because another unspoken fear of searching is finding there might be no answer at all.
Off we go anyway. Pieces must be missing if not easily seen in front of us.
We conveniently forget there is a whole world right under our nose.
Playfully hidden mind you, but ready to be seen when we are ready to see.
A total shift in the way to see the world. And ourselves.
We become the curious explorer at heart.
We move from expecting what end to reach into focusing on revealing what there is to see.
You can’t dis cover what isn’t there after all.
The mindset of discovery is one of openness, attention and awareness for what is happening now and asking questions to decide where to step next.
What once was the big, scary Unknown turns into an unfolding bigger picture we approach with excitement to fill in the parts.
Patterns, signs and out of the blue are all pieces put together in understanding more deeply the world and who we are.
From that perspective, believing we can find reach a final destination sounds somewhat presumptuous, if not futile.
Ignited by what could be just around the corner, discovery propels us magically to where we never thought possible.
Jump into the mystery and be amazed by what you find.
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chief nudging officer
Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.