Live with a sense of anticipation. You want to live with the idea that something wonderful is about to happen to you or come to you or come from you. Anticipation is an awareness of something more to come, something delectable, something that will give you happiness and, therefore, happiness to those around you.
You can call this expectancy, if you like, only you hold it lightly, not tightly. You welcome it, yet you do not command it to come. It is a light invitation you put out to the Universe. You await its arrival, yet you don’t hang on to it. You do not have it on a leash that you tug. You simply are ready to welcome it, like a guest you are happy to see.
You anticipate a guest. A guest is coming. You get a room ready. You think of what you will cook. You don’t as yet know the date of your guest’s arrival. You won’t know who the guest will be, and, yet, you are ready. Why not have a guest’s arrival in mind?
Why not savor the arrival of a guest surprise in your life? And why not invite this guest and have the guest come and exceed your expectations? Why not a welcome arrival every day? Why not a couple of welcome arrivals every day? Why not a group of welcome arrivals every day? How happy your heart will be.
The guests that come are surprises! Even as you anticipate the surprises, you may have no idea what form the surprises will take.
Enter the springtime of surprises. Truly, why be surprised when glad tidings reach your door? Have I not said that glad tidings will come to you?
Imagine a world where everyone anticipates good news. Imagine the delight of it. Good news on your mind!
What happens to your circulation, your energy, your liveliness? You don’t need that nap any longer during the day, and you sleep well during the night and have a smile on your face.
Regardless of your past presentiments, every moment can be a surprise. Perhaps you work at the same office, yet what happy surprise awaits you at the office now?
Consider as well what happy surprises you can bring with you. Bless yourself and bless those around you. What a world it will be! What an office it will be!
What if only encouragement came from your mouth and your mind and no objections, no fault found nor blabbed about? What if everyone gave and received joy? What would it feel like? You can try it on. You can lose the weight of difficulty in a moment. You would not have to endure anything. You would enjoy everything.
Life on Earth is such a game, why not make it an engaging game? Why not make life good enough to last you a lifetime? Life is in this moment before you. Relish this moment. Hold it up to the sun like a crystal and let it sparkle.
Each person who appears before you is a sun-shining crystal. Each person has a life force shining brightly. The people who appear before you may not know this, yet you can give them a hint. You can give them the miracle of a smile. You can restore some sparkle to someone else’s life, and so restore your own.
What are you here for on Earth? Not to be glum, sour, bitter, sorrowful, begrudging. This is the meaning of living in this moment. This moment is before you. It is right here. It is the only thing right here to deal with. This moment is a golden opportunity. In every moment, opportunity visits you. Your guest is opportunity.
翻译： Nick Chan