Posts Tagged‘the moment’

Life’s Daily Race – Any Idea Where You Are Racing To?

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Yesterday, I was in a Persian grocery market in town where one can enjoy amazing prices on semi-local produce. My mother was with  me after spending the day reading books and enjoying the sea breeze, while I worked to meet a writing deadline. Mom is now 73-years-old (she looks like she’s going on 63 rather than 73, but that’s besides the point…or maybe it’s not “besides the point.” I NEED her to be 63 because I want her to be around for many, many more years. The thought of losing her one day scares the living daylights out of me).…

If I Could Share a Thing or Two with the World

If I could share a thing or two to the world I’d share  That a smile is worth more than gold A soul should be treated with utmost care We should love one another as though we are each precious treasures Life can be lived in the present (That’s where true happiness is found) The heart is fragile Magnificent And Our barometer for what is Good, right and true. If I could stand on the top of a mountain and shout a message out to the world, I would invite everyone to live Out their dreams To treat each moment with respect…

The Moment by Epictetus

Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed. Quit the evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now. You are not some disinterested bystander. Exert yourself. Respect your partnership with providence. Ask yourself often, How may I perform this particular deed such that it would be consistent with and acceptable to the divine will? Heed the answer and get to work. When your doors are shut and your room is dark you are not alone. The will…

Focus & Determination – March 12, 2010

The beauty of this moment is that we can discard everything from the past and let the future worry about itself while we dive into our capabilities — here and now. The secret to success is a single minded focus. Dare not to waste time and energy by: 1. Focusing on what you need to do in 5 min., 10 min., 1 hour, 1 day, 1 month. This takes away from the quality of your work at hand. 2. Jumping from project to project. This increases your chance of error and also takes away from the quality of your work…

If I Had My Life to Live Over Again by Nadine Stair – February 28, 2010

If I had my life to live over again, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax. I’d limber up. I’d be sillier than I’ve been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances, I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles but fewer imaginary ones. you see, I’m one of those people who was sensible and sane, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments. If I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d…

In the Zone – February 12, 2010

“And again I paddled out and caught a wave. For a third time I hopped to my feet, swiveled my hips, and guided the board, so I was not walking on water, but gliding on it, dancing on it, as the wave crashed into the white foam behind me, propelling me into the glassy water ahead. This was infinity of the brightest kind, and I slipped into that ecstasy that comes with losing yourself completely, with touching the wet fire churning at the center of the world, with getting all the way inside life, no longer a witness but right…