“Today Me will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case Me will eat a cookie.” (Cookie Monster)
Not the worst response, actually. Sometimes it’s helpful to seek out and receive satisfaction in the form of edible deliciousness. The thing is … now here’s the thing … the thing is, there is no set equation for living life, experiencing moments and processing decisions, choices. That is what all of life is … reaching, growing, taking chances, risk & reward. We seem to want, think we want to just know what to do … tell me what to do and I’ll do it … I don’t care how hard it is … I just want to be told … this is kind, this is good, this is beneficial, this is right … and I’ll do it. Don’t make me think. I have no interest in participating in my life. I just want to be a good person, for you to think I’m a good person, to be recognized as a good person.
You may want to rethink that strategy. Just tweak it a little bit. You are a good person. You have a purpose. And you are not perfect. Own it. Own all of that. And do what you know in this moment … And … Enjoy.
Two steps forward, one step back … It’s the dance of life.
Read more about The Now in Soul Speak: The Full Story or Soul Speak Vol. 1