A contemplative life involves openness, curiosity and just being or living in the moment. I try to live that kind of life. I try to live in the spirit of inquiry. This morning, I had no intention of leaving my apartment but when I woke up and saw that maybe the sun was shining, I had to get up and open the blinds. I could tell the sun was shining even with the blinds closed because the intensity of light was much stronger than if it when it is a dreary rainy day. I opened the blinds because I was curious about what was going on in the world outside my window. I discovered different things about the sky, the birds, light and shadow, my cat, color and myself. I experienced the world rather than just look at it.