It is amazing to me to see the world through the eyes of compassion and love and the other day was a prime example of the Brave New World that we are already living in if we choose to see it that way. These days I actually LOVE Bureaucracy. I grew up hating places like the DMV, Court Houses, Government Buildings and the like. The inner rebellion inside of me wanted to kick and scream against the system and run away, judging, clawing, biting. These days, I SEE humans living and acting out in their lives all striving to become a better version of themselves, so, I choose to connect.
I walked up the marble steps (after waiting for 45 minutes outside) into a lobby in which only 6 people waited in finely upholstered chairs. A man greeted me with a helpful smile and I reflected back the same as he heard my story and informed me of the simple process of accomplishing what I needed to accomplish. I trusted, sat down with my number and waited patiently as the TV screen flashed dozens of ways to make my tax preparation easy and free. I like it! I am more the kind of guy that is searching for the ways to become tax free, but, I say thank you when I do pay the taxes, trusting that my specific energy is being used to create a better land of the free.
Before I knew it I was called to the counter of a woman whom talks loud and to the point, I was excited to meet her at her edginess, but as I arrived I was called next door to a man with a cast on his arm, a calm demeanor and a warm smile. His presence relaxed me and we formed an instant bond. I shared with him what I needed and we spent the rest of our time speaking about travel, perspective and the great gift of living in another country and how that can bring so much pleasure to enjoying our own home land. His calmness was what the world needed, his peace was living in me and I walked away sharing how lovely it was to BE with him today. I felt I had found a friend for life. He left me with a piece of paper that described a way to get whatever I needed via the web in the future. COOL!
As I walked away this afternoon, I could not help to reflect on the ever-revolving topic in my life of creating our own reality. The Brave New World in which I see is already here. It is in the fabric of my interactions, the food I eat, the challenges I greet with ease and the wonder in which I see. I find people helpful, skies full of clean air, fresh food and juice whenever I want, people helping each other and getting along, striving for growth and serving the moment. I know I am living in this because in the one area where I would imagine I would be met with a harsh comment and a stiff neck, the IRS, I am met with a living Buddha, clear and concise and oh ever so nice!