At the beginning of each new year I’ve always held the belief the coming year would be the best yet. Fortunately this mindset has come true time and time again. It’s inspiring to feel whats next will be your greatest work.
As I revel in the beauty of the moment, I remember the words of my good man Dan “Weekday Berg” Steinfeld on experiencing life. Remember not to always anticipate and plot what comes next, but enjoy and embrace each moment as you go through it. Sounds very familiar to concepts my brother had touched on numerous times over the years.
Even some time ago when I first heard Dan mention this approach to living, I can remember the subject of washing dishes. If you rush through it thinking about what you need to do next, you really aren’t doing what you’re doing very well. Your mind is constantly considering whats next and ignores the present.
Taking a step back to ponder where I am in the present led me back to my old pal bnapoli.com. This website has always helped me understand where my head is at. Later I can come back and read how I was feeling, understand where I was and make note of my progress (or lack thereof) since.
Though its intimidating that people I know and some I’ve never even met will read my innermost thoughts and ideas, it’s also an inspirational artistic release that brings me freedom.
Seems you’ll never completely know everything there is to know about many people in your life. With certain people you might never get into a conversation about existence and what goes on when you question elements of your reality. There isn’t always a favorable environment to share these things, so your thoughts are left inside your mind to kick around. In this case I do my best to document them for anyone to see, which ultimately leads me into those conversations down the line.
I write to learn, and sometimes when you discover something new you just want to yell it from the rooftops. This is my rooftop and it broadcasts on all vibrations, I can yell much louder from here.
2012: Embrace the present, progress every day, prepare for what’s next but enjoy the now.
The cumulative effect of moving an inch a day for 30 years is far greater than moving several feet at a time once in a while. – Dad