Ordinary is extraordinary!

Written by Master Charles Cannon

“Ordinary is extraordinary!”
Soen—Zen Tradition

If there is only one… then consciousness is all and everything.  In this understanding… the extraordinary is the ordinary.  There is nothing that is not consciousness.

In the Svachandra Tantra of Hinduism… it is said: “Na Shaivam Vidyate Qua Chit.”  It means… nothing exists that is not consciousness.  Wherever you look… whatever you see… there is only one consciousness. All else is illusion.

If we are wakeful… we are aware of consciousness as the most ordinary of forms and expressions.  The air that we breathe… the flowers that we smell… the animals we love… and all the people of this planet… are but forms of the same consciousness.  Again… this is the extraordinary in the ordinary.

This week… let us endeavor to be aware of the extraordinary consciousness within the ordinary experiences of everyday life.  Let us practice wakefulness… of the one in the many… the ordinary that is extraordinary.  Let us experience that indeed there is only one.

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.