I wanted to sneak in before the day’s over and tell you Happy Valentine’s Day! You know, it’s interesting…you wonder what tomorrow’s going to be like, you get there, and then again, wonder what tomorrow’s going to be like. There’s a vital moment most people are missing. The Present Moment.
Life really is short.
I was talking with some friends from high school and we were just talking about, in general, the shortness of life. A couple of years and we’re knocking on 30. Am I afraid of that? No…but it’s a crazy transition to think of, I tell ya that.
Today, all in all, was a magical one. Not because I was showered with gifts or chocolate, on behalf of Valentine’s Day but because I took every second and ceased it. It’s simple, but incredibly poetic and powerful!
Seneca says, from The Shortness of Life,
“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
Although I’m 26, not yet married, and without kids, I’m in no rush. I LOVE where I’m at in my life and I want to enjoy and live in every moment– RIGHT NOW.
There’s a beauty in that alone.
I don’t know what it is, but I have an urgency to take my time. I’m sitting and observing as much as I can, because I want to look back and remember. I’m much more interested in experiencing life, while collecting a plethora of bad ass memories throughout the process.
“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.”-Seneca
Make haste, slowly.
Life happens quickly!
Allow the process to gradually development.