Friday, January 13, 2012

This is the Time

Not too late for resolutions I trust. Last year I went for the concrete and came up bust so this year it's on to something less tangible.
Two thousand and twelve is the year of living in the present. There. I've said it but it's not just me. The mantra of living in the present is being touted everywhere: books, articles, Eastern religion, NPR. Being in the present is the new black. It's hip. It's the cure to what ails us. Only thing is. Maybe it is.
Maybe I do spend too much time hashing over stuff from the past.
I know I spend a lot of time worrying about the future. And while it's probably a good bet to prepare for the future, sinking lots of time into worrying about it gets one nowhere. And it might even be detrimental to one's heath if what I've been hearing is correct.
If I'm lucky, I might be noticeably in the present once or twice a day.
Living in the present starts with taking a deep breath and noticing what's going on. Taking is deep breath is half way to calm if you ask me. Sometimes I feel like Dr. Suess's Grinch - that my heart is two sizes too small and it takes a big inhalation of air to inflate it.
There are loads of road blocks on the way to living in the present. Because if it were easy - we'd all be doing it.

song: This is the Time • artist: Billy Joel


mauishopgirl said...

I'm in accounting and have been embroiled in year end closing and reporting. The New Year is not full of champagne and party poppers for me, it's filled with bleary eyes, stress and unhealthy drive thru food. I always start my resolutions about the middle of the month. I never thought about it being the 13th today, my day I can exercise, cook, organize after work of course. It is never a bad day to "live in the present" :-) Go for it m'dear.

Joanne said...

Thanks! I'll let you know how it turns out.
In the meantime, I hope things get better for you at work!