Beach Walk 602R – Magic in the Mundane

Most all religions and also a big chunk of the new age movement imply or implore that we follow a strict regimen of behaviors in order to be happy, to have grace shine upon us, to get those parking spaces, and to live happily ever after.

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I don’t buy it. I think happiness can be found by finding pleasure in the small things, the little mundane aspects of life that themselves are gems of pleasure. By focusing too much on the big things, or holding out happiness until [fill in the blank here], we miss the pleasures in the now.

This is classic #2 vs #1 stuff. The #2 is only impressed by the new, the large, the grand. The #1 can learn to find contentment just about anywhere.

For Lexi, every toss of her ball appears just as wonderful and compelling as the previous, or the next!

P.S. Shane and Rox are traveling this week so please enjoy some of our Beach Walks Classic Episodes! This was originally aired as “Episode #206″:http://www.beachwalks.tv/2006/09/16/beach-walk-206-magic-in-the-mundane/.

Hawaiian word:
Hoʻokalakupua: _magic_

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Comments

  1. Buddy 'Friendly' Wachenheimer says:

    Aww yes, the magic in the mundane. A very powerful concept.

    It brings to mind a similar concept, ‘People don’t trip over mountains, they trip of molehills’. It stresses the importance of the little things in life, the angel in the details, which, if not attended to properly can evolve into big problems, and get out of hand.

    Buddy

  2. Susan and my dog Lexie says:

    The mundane is a comfortable shoe. It is stabilizing and brings predictability into our lives. It is the meadow in the midst of a mountain climb.

  3. I love that dog

  4. Rox,
    I’m with you; I’m glad I’m no longer associated with any of those sorts of religions … we currently attend a church that encourages a personal relationship, with others, as well as God. We associate much like the members of The Reef, except in personal relationships with each other, as opposed to the online (virtual) relationships we enjoy with each other. Although, the last few episodes seem to indicate that there is a growing personal relationship among The Reef members … is it a trend? Are we heading for regional Reef gatherings as Rox and Shane visit each region of the country from time to time … ?
    That might be a fun event – worth an hour or two of driving – to gather and dine or spend some time with Reefers in person …
    Do your visits to the ‘mainland’ provide for a stay of an additional day to spend with a dozen or so Reefers who might gather to share some time and food together … ?

    Something to think about … hmmmm …

    I’m full of it, aren’t I … ? Ideas, I mean!

    Until that time … aloha y’all … Earl J.

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