One at a time

Can we really live life one day at a time?

 

Or do we spend life one day after another?

 

Can a singer live life one song at a time?

Can he find that one song inside him, and not deviate until he has brought it out into the world? Then soon, he’ll find another song…

 

Can a writer live life one story at a time?

Can he refrain from putting his imagination and effort to rest until he’s written that one story he’s been wanting to write? Then soon, he’ll find another story….

 

Can a photographer live one photo at a time?

Can he focus his mind on the frame that he has envisioned, and shut off from everything until he’s brought out that frame on a photograph? Then soon, he’ll find another frame…

 

Can a scientist live life one invention at a time?

Can a doctor live life one life at a time?

Can a gardener prune one shrub at a time?

Can a cobbler mend one shoe at a time?

 

Just one at a time. With complete mindfulness. With nothing else lingering in your mind. No worries about whether you are doing too little, whether you’re doing it too slow, whether you’ll be left behind in this multi-tasking gadget-dependent world.

You won’t be left behind. No one else is running on your field. There can be no competition, because there can be no comparison.

 

If you can live just one day at a time, and forget the idea of a past and a future; then in whatever little things you do, you feel fulfilled. If you work on what is and what you can make out of it, right now, on this day, instead of gauging it against what it should be or could’ve been, you will always be motivated and there will be no room left for dissatisfaction.

 

So, what are you doing now?

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