“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
– Mother Teresa
A friend posted something on facebook and tagged me on it (as friends are wont to do :) ) and it was in regards to remembering perspective. That, how you view something in this moment, can and will change in the next moment. And that sometimes you simply have to put something down and then think about it again. Today I walked into work and while standing on University, waiting to cross over Queen, I noticed some light. I couldn’t resist, so instead of continuing my walk south on University, I crossed to the middle of University and Queen and shot the light. Then I walked down the middle University and was taken aback at how ‘different’ it looked. I was looking at my regular morning walk, from a different perspective and appreciating it more. Pretty cool huh?
It’s that moment when you’ve (I) held on long enough that you start to see that the vision can become a reality. It’s not easy getting here. There are many failed trys, but it’s so good when you start to see a new, happier, reality.
It seems I have the deepest thoughts when I’m taking a shower. Maybe because it’s one of the few times now-adays, that I am truly ‘dis-connected’. And this thought is really directed at myself. I’ve set a fitness goal for myself and I’ve started to see that first glimmer of reality. That what I’m doing is working and that if I keep at it, I will reach my goal. And no-one knows how hard that is, better than me (well, maybe someone does…), but I know it’s really really hard. And over the past
two years, no make that three years!, I have been *trying* to get fit and failing. So many things conspire to make it not happen and I don’t really know why it does eventually start working. Why all of a sudden you start believing. Maybe it’s serendipity, when everything you’ve been trying all of a sudden aligns just right and this time it sticks. Or maybe you just get tired of it not working. I don’t know. I just know that when it does start happening. Go with it. Just go.