Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Be ordinary, but bring a quality of awareness to your ordinary life. Bring God to your ordinary life, introduce God into your ordinary life. Sleep, eat, love, pray, meditate, but don’t think that you are making or doing something special—and then you will be special.
Chandra Mohan Jain, known as Osho, Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher (1931-1990)

This morning I was cheered by the news that I am "unremarkable". While in other circumstances I undoubtedly would be disappointed by such assessment, today's evaluation came from a doctor reporting that there was nothing wrong. I am normal. Yay! I was reminded that so often we strive to be extraordinary when, in fact, we should be thankful for our ordinariness.

Tonight I received delivery of my unremarkable sofa which has made me very happy. It is not extraordinary. In fact, it's very unextraordinary. And it is exactly what I wanted. Furthermore, I take it on good (feline) authority that it is a comfortable place to curl up in.

So three cheers for ordinary!


Anonymous said...

... yes, but we know better ... and therefore salute your extreme ordinariness ...

John said...

...hmm, hard to imagine someone who is so undeserving of the description 'unremarkable'...


Shari said...

My! My head is going to swell.
And I am blushing.
Thank you for such kind comments!