Experiencing it all

I heard an interview on a podcast last week with a guy who is a world-renowned rock climber
He free climbs all over the world and just did El Capitan without a rope
He calls what he does, experiences
He actually said something like
“ I just wanted to experience that mountain “
I don’t know why that has stuck with me but I can’t stop thinking about
Life as experiences
What if everyday we just experienced life as it happened
Instead of struggling to get the kids to school
You experienced life as a mother
sat in that, in the carpool line
Instead of another boring meeting about a meeting
You experienced life as a person who gets paid and what a privilege that is
How many people would love to get what you have?
How many people are praying right now, for what you do on autopilot?
If we looked at life as an experience, then who we meet along the way,
Would enhance that
We’d put down the phone and look around
We’d want to enjoy our experience
We’d eat the meal differently too
I predict way less Facebook and a lot more face time
What if when we washed our hair
Folded the laundry
Sat in traffic
Cooked dinner
we explored it all as a fantastic experience
I learned this week on a National Geographic show
that the sun is green
Yes, green
It’s why all our plants are green
it’s from the light that they absorb from the sun
the green sun
it also has blue, red and orange light and we see it as white because white
combines all the colors
How did I miss this little bit of information in school?
I know I am more aware than most of what a gift it is to tie my own shoes
I am also deeply grateful to be able to eat a sandwich again, or a burger
I dreamed about that for years
So it’s not a very long jump to, deeply feeling awe, at it all
But, I don’t and I’m guessing you don’t either
But, what if we did?
What if the next time you catch yourself relishing something that used to be routine you shared it with me?
I think we will be astounded by this experiment
Experiment in experience
Experiment with experience
Life as an experience
Finding the awe in it all
While, basking in the glow of our glorious green sun

2 Replies to “Experiencing it all”

  1. Another gorgeous freaking post, my friend! xo

    On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 6:13 AM, A Year of Noticing wrote:

    > Jennifer Jairdullo posted: “I heard an interview on a podcast last week > with a guy who is a world-renowned rock climber He free climbs all over the > world and just did El Capitan without a rope He calls what he does, > experiences He actually said something like “ I just wanted to expe” >

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