The other day when I went to the grocery store I had a lot on my mind and I was deep in thought. I had recently made a decision to live more consciously, to be present in my life, awake and aware, and I suddenly remembered that decision and snapped myself out of the complete daze I found myself in.
It was as though I had awakened from a dream.
I stood at the front of the grocery store and looked around. There were about 10 long check out lines. It was an extremely busy place. I could see from where I was standing that almost everyone was asleep. Not one person was truly conscious. They were all lost in their own thoughts, daydreaming about something else or someplace else, reflecting on today’s tribulations or tomorrows obligations. I couldn’t help but notice one young man talking on his cell phone during the entire payment process. He never once acknowledged the cashier, it was as though she didn’t even exist, was simply a robot. I am sure that if I had gone up to him on his way out the door and asked him what the cashier looked like, he would not have been able to tell me whether it was a man or a woman who had served him.
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