Day #1 – Live the ‘NOW’

22 Oct

Today I’ve learnt that:

When you put a ceiling on your desires, what you are doing is reminding yourself that you can be happy — NOW — before you get everything you think you want and need. It also reminds you of the trap of never-ending desires, which encourages you to focus more on what you have and less on what you want, which is the basis of gratitude. And gratitude leads to happiness and contentment. A ceiling is a self-imposed, casual, flexible, nonlegal binding agreement you have with yourself that you won’t spend your life always wanting life to be better!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with improving your standard of living, buying a new outfit, or moving to a larger apartment, or whatever. It’s desirable to always do your best and to always be attempting to do even better. Again, however, there’s an enormous distinction between doing your best and always demanding that life be better than it already is, or having a prerequisite that things be different or better before you allow yourself to feel satisfied — with your life or with other people.

[Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff — with your family]

I have decided to post a Lesson of the day everyday on my blog 🙂 Each day of my life should be a Lesson.

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2 Responses to “Day #1 – Live the ‘NOW’”

  1. Patricia October 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    Wonderful lesson you learned today. All we really have is today. We are meant to be happy today while we dream of tomorrow. Why waste today with yesterdays and tomorrows?

  2. K+W October 23, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    just like that deer felt a sudden happiness with your soothing hands 😀

    @Patricia:
    there are two ways of looking at ‘living today’.
    The first one is what brings the ideology of “it’s a waste of time (now) analysing over yesterday and pondering for tomorrow, when you could just burn out today”..

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