the reward of being in the moment…Posted: November 11, 2010
…is the moment.
I had this realization when I was about 17, looking out the window doing the dishes. When I can really feel the intent of this statement I have been able to release so much of the anxiety that (especially lately) plagues me.
I have used this to guide me the last two days of staying at home with Ben. There is an incredible monotany of staying home with a baby many hours a day. When I overlay my tendency toward perfectionism and doing it all right, with the monotony, it makes me feel like I can’t do ANYTHING, much less anything well.
So, I had much more fun with him, let more things in the house go to hell, and generally had a better day than many I’ve been having lately.
“Since everything is but an apparition,
having nothing to do with good
one may well burst out in laughter.”