In a recent blog post Seth Godin noted how we respond most readily to “close and now.” We ignore what is not.
And yet so many of the challenges we face are neither “close” or “now.” Issues spanning from global warming to damaged relationships, we prefer, sadly to push off with shallow hope to some never arrived at future when we believe we will finally be able to say, “Now I have time.”
But “time” never arrives. So “attention” never arrives. So “healing” never arrives. And we are left with spinning lives no more at peace for all the frantic efforts at distraction.
A simple New Year’s Wish… that we draw our lives, our true lives, our this-is-what-actually-matters-lives, into the “close and now.” We don’t need to take all that movement in in one bite. But we can find one small piece, a quiet piece, one “micro-resolution” as a dear friend calls it, and practice there. Close and now.
Miracles I think … where there is nothing but stone and rock we find a soft pocket, soft soil. A place where a seed can land. A place where growth can happen. Not all at once. But given a space, it starts.
Blessings on 2015!