Live Up To Now Not Down To The Advertising - Grasshopper
My experience is that so few events live up to their advertising. That's because we expect events to produce the juice in our lives, but they never squeeze out enough to sustain us. Then we go off seeking another event.
The moments in our lives are what sustain us. The Grasshopper recently reminded us that "A successful life is made up of successful moments," not a hodgepodge of events.
Now is the only moment you can live in. When we let that fact sink in, we stop looking for events to save us and begin to focus on the quality of our moments. That means to begin appreciating a moment for what it is – the real juice in our life.
We are in the middle of a ripe orange grove at each moment, but we've been conditioned to look for a concentrated concoction that will never quench our thirst for life. That's the folly of an event, a trail of empty glasses that never fill us up.
Go for all the gusto you can in life; just don't mistake an event as life's saving grace. The Grasshopper again was on point when he reminded us: "When your life is a way station between events, you have no life."
How many people have you run into that will tell you the about the happiest days of their lives being sometime in the past? Here's the rub: If you knew them back then, there was little evidence of them recognizing that happiness then. They are attempting to re-live that moment now. That only produces longing and keeps them separated from the current moment where life lives.
If you are looking forward or backward for life, you are dying of thirst. At the risk of mixing metaphors, you're at an oasis dreaming of a raindrop.
Appreciation and gratitude must be current events in order to sate our thirst. That means if we begin to appreciate our moments, while they are happening, we are hydrated by the juice of life and are less likely to fall prey to the false advertising of a thirst quenching event.
Remember this: You can only produce WOW!!!! in the here and now.
All the best,
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