Saints from the Past

The extraordinary ordinariness of being.

We spend our lives trying to be special when all we need to do is to be ourselves.

When do I feel the best, the most relaxed? When I’m doing the ordinary things that come easily to me—weeding, cleaning the shower, washing the windows, cutting the grass.

We’ve all heard the expression—before enlightenment chopping wood, fetching water; after enlightenment chopping wood, fetching water.

Perhaps the modern version should be—before enlightenment washing windows, cutting grass; after enlightenment washing windows, cutting grass.

Simple, isn’t it. Confucius once said, “Life is simple. Man makes it complicated.”

Blessings to all you saints.

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Radio host, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.

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