Early morning in Paris, only a moment before heading off to work. Worked yesterday, too, so my sitting was brief, brief but whole, nothing outside of it for those few minutes.

What lies ahead today? Open your beginner’s mind and you will be showered with the marvels all around.

Our question today is: What is it? What is every thing, what is any thing? Take any « object » — a cup, a computer, your job, the bus, a paper in the street, a tree, and look at it not as serving a purpose, not in relation to anything else, not made of various substances, but just look at the mystery of its being.

Try to look where you don’t usually look, or look differently at what you usually look at. All of this constitutes the ingredients of your life, abundant and rich and mysterious. What is it? Just keep asking.