TO DO, OR NOT TO DO? THAT IS …A …QUESTION!
Now and then I have this repeated realization that there is nothing “new” except in the sense that “I do not know” something, and then I know it/find out about it. It can only be “new” for me, as others knew it before.
Also, some of these things I term “new”, I appear to recognize instantaneously like “being true” for me. One expression of this recognition is enjoying and sharing quotes. It shows nothing but the fact that I am aligned with whatever I share, think or feel the same, and the people I quote said it better than I could say it myself.
One day I read an expression, which I find sobering to a degree it astonishes me every time I see it, its consequence being that it puts me in action:
Every time I see it, or am aware of it, I instantaneously become present to how I relate to myself every day, to my life, my work, and my word; I realize I do not live every day as if it was a miracle, but more like I was sort of “immortal” and could afford anything, could afford to be dull, delay, postpone, in general “do it later” kind of stuff.
By some grace, though, I am at least aware of this deluded state of mind, this sense of permissiveness.
Reading the quote, puts me in action, and without any deliberation, like some authority I love and respect most of all talked to me, I kind of hear: “Hey, you! Your problem is that you think you have time! Get off it!”
I smile at the loving reprimand and then I hear one of my friends, a Landmark Forum Leader telling us one day: “Most people are living as if practicing to being the perfect dead when they die!”
What a way to “wake up”!
I wake up and love every minute of it, and letting go of “later” I start taking action this very moment.
I have to do this every time; it is ongoing, like any practice.
And every time I do it, I experience living, being content, effective, loving, accepting and joyful, and my mind starts being creative.
If this mini article had any benefic effect on you too, I’d love to hear what worked for you.