“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin
It wouldn’t be worth it if it wasn’t hard. I wouldn’t feel like I do if it wasn’t important. Indifference would be easier, but less fruitful.
Allan Watts once wrote, “What is the use of planning to be able to eat next week unless I can really enjoy the meals when they come? If I am so busy planning how to eat next week that I cannot fully enjoy what I am eating now, I will be in the same predicament when next week’s meals become “now.””
Savor every relationship, every moment in time. It’s a commitment that I make to myself, a path I choose to follow. The distractions of the world, worries about money, time, matters of ego – those all serve to hinder our ability to appreciate where we are now. We are always laying the foundation for the future, in every breath. So, to focus on being in the moment and savoring it is to render long-range planning useless. In your attitude and intentions, you plant the seeds. The future will take care of itself. Be here now. Live according to a few simple rules: Be happy. Be present. Love everybody.