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December 6, 2020

Time is flying
by Ellin Snow, Lynnwood, Washington

Let me begin with some quotes from a piece posted anonymously on Facebook that caught my eye, as it truly related to what I have been thinking:

“Barely the day started and… it’s already six in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it’s already Friday….
and the month is already over….
and the year is almost over….
and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed….
and we realize that we lost our parents, friends…
and we realize it’s too late to go back…
So… Let’s try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time…
So… Let’s leave nothing for later…
The day is today…
The moment is now…”

The thought I’d had before I read this quote was that there is an oft-repeated spiritual guideline that we should focus on the present moment instead of going back over the past or diving into the future. In living this wisdom out, I realize that in the current climate of rapidly increasing Covid cases, reported over and over again in frightening news broadcasts, it has been most difficult to find something in the present that I can feel good about. If I do not listen to any of the news, I feel that I am further isolating myself. If I do listen, I am filled with anxiety. What would be the answer to this?

Well, I believe I have figured out one calming thought. What if I realize that no matter what is happening currently, at some time in the future, I may very well find myself thinking that I wish things were as good as things are today! That means I need to really pay attention to those (maybe few) positive happenings from this very moment and focus on the pleasure that those thoughts bring! I think I shall do my best to do just that.

2 Comments

  1. I walk almost daily, back and forth on the same patch of street, about a third of a mile long. I keep at it until I have racked up about three miles. My daily challenge is to find something new each day. It has begun a self nurturing joy!

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