This morning, during my daily centering practice, I read a short passage from Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. This quote struck me:
We forget that every person, including ourselves, is new every moment.
Tara went on to share this short passage from The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot:
What we know of other people
Is only our memory of the moments
During which we knew them. And
They have changed since then ….
That at every meeting
We are meeting a stranger.
I’d like to invite us – you and me – to see anew. Let’s greet ourselves each morning with, “Who are you? What matters to you today? What don’t I know about you?” And, when we greet the neighbor or a colleague at work, or visit a family member, let’s remember fresh eyes and ears. Let’s greet each of these ever changing persons with the same curiosity:
What matters to you today?
What don’t I know about you?