What Love Song Are You Living? - Grasshopper
Did you ever notice that love songs mainly address one of three time frames – Then, Now and When?
"You Were Mine," "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and "When Will I Be Loved?" are just a few examples.
"Then" is a memory and "When" is a maybe. The only sure pick on the jukebox is "Love The One You're With."
One secret to life, hidden in plain sight, is to sing along and have a love affair with the present moment. "Then" and "When" are broken records stuck on the same, repeating groove. (Younger people: Think of a CD with a crack in it).
You may be thinking, "This moment isn't good enough for me; I deserve better." When you refuse to be in a relationship with the present moment, you delay your "wished for" future by ignoring and, thus, not utilizing the building blocks and expertise the current moment offers.
The reason the future remains the same is because no building is done in the present. Little attention is paid to this incredibly skilled craftsman. It's practically SCREAMING, "Show me the love."
You can't sing the praises of tomorrow without acknowledging and including today.
Yesterday is listening to a love song that always has the same sad ending. On the other hand, there's a popular show tune that touts tomorrow is "Always a day away." The promise of tomorrow is only fulfilled if you pay attention to today; otherwise you live the same old song.
Lyrics from a popular song from the late 60s called, "More Today Than Yesterday" point the way:
"I love you more today than yesterday but not as much as tomorrow."
The key to loving tomorrow is loving today.
What you do today is always the starting point for tomorrow. The past is stuck in the mud and provides no traction.
Love always starts right now. When you put it off for another day, you push your desired future farther away. You can't get there without being here.
You can change the love song you live by first recognizing the one you are singing. If you only jam your head with love songs of yesterday, there's no room for a modern tune. You are ignoring the music that's playing now.
When you ignore the present, you are destined to sing the same old song. Your audience gets smaller and smaller until it's only you singing a song that even you are tired of.
The beauty of The Grasshopper's question: "What love song are you living?" is that it points you to the only place you can make a change - NOW!
All the best,
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