Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Being In The Moment

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
-Dr. Seuss

I found this quote and the picture that accompanies it on a Buddhist blog I follow. It is basically telling us to enjoy the moment. I discovered this truth long ago but like many people I must constantly be reminded of it. Some moments are easy to enjoy, i.e., sunrises and sunsets, live music, laughing with Chloe, being at the monastery, or lunch with a friend. Other moments seem to last forever as we look at the clock and time seems to stand still. Such moments are challenging for me. My life is often a tug of war as I try to make some moments slow down and other moments fast forward. It is sometimes difficult to truly appreciate the ordinary, and sometimes boring, moments of our lives. I know I have wasted many moments in my life and as I get older it sometimes scares me. One day I will run out of moments and I will wish for those that got away unnoticed or unappreciated. Hopefully I will live the rest of my days, whatever their number, with great appreciation for every moment, and when they are over I will smile because they happened.

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