I have a new project that’s absorbing a lot of my mental energy lately.

It’s not urgent, or tragic.  But it’s distracting.

And it’s making me realize something about myself.

There’s always something.  A project – something I’m trying to do – or buy – or be.  Somewhere I’m trying to go.  The next thing on the list.

Ugh – so annoying!

At my MBSR training (classic KEM = attend a training for two days, spend at least two months talking about it), we talked about the human habit of spending all our time either rehearsing or rehashing rather than just living.  11

That concept resonated with me.  It’s been echoing in my mind fo
r a week now.

I’ve heard this often: “If you want to be sad, live in the past.  If you want to be anxious, live in the future.  If you want to be peaceful, live in the now.”

There is always going to be SOMETHING to strive for.  And it’s tricky to balance healthy striving with peaceful acceptance of the present moment.

I’ll keep working on it.

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