Inspiring Talks: This Is Water ~ David Foster Wallace

“There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?”

We do have a choice every day, to live mind-fully and with awareness!

This is a power-full reminder that awareness and mind-full living is not just about humming OMMM in meditation… it’s a daily practise that you can do anywhere and anytime, while we all go through the usual regular chores.

The late David Foster Wallace gave this inspiring speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College in 2005, exploring the role (and importance) of awareness – so we an embrace life fully 🙂

So next time you’re stuck in traffic, annoyed by the people at the check-out counter or bumped on the street by a rude person… remember this!

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