don’t know mind

09/08/2021 0 By BuddyCushman

I woke this morning with a don’t know mind. I like that, I like being in that mind. It’s a pathway to staying in the moment. Like, what will you do if you find a dead mouse on the concrete path to your favorite ocean viewpoint? I don’t know. What will you do if current housemates lobby you incessantly to attend tonight’s ‘wild’ party? I don’t know. Where will you be living Thanksgiving day? I don’t know. Will you become a boogie boarding legend, starting so late in life and all that? I don’t know. Will you fall in love again? I don’t know. If the internet fails? I don’t know.

I don’t know leaves me with nothing but the moment. It’s a close cousin to another favorite – Now what? That’s a question I’ve asked myself a whole bunch over the years. It’s another right here, right now doorway – Now what?

Allen Ginsberg calls what showed up in meditation the “Surprise Mind.” Another goodie.

Being a devoted warrior for the middle way, being in this very moment – open to it, listening to it, surprised by it, moving with it – is to be on the path. At least how I see it today. And fortunately, this Wednesday, I woke up (by itself such a blessing) with a don’t know mind.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

I don’t.