How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, that minute, is what we are doing in our life. Schedules, plans, futures seemingly defend from life apparent chaos and whim.

We can think of future planning and living in days yet to come as dangerous net for the illusion of catching days, holding time and pretending we are in control of a day, a life. It is a scaffolding on which we think we can stand and “accomplish” a life. Yet this is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living. This mindset will blur days into feeling and appearing  the same, so you remember the days that have passed afterward as a blurred and meaningless pattern of to do’s and to be’s.

Start each day but trying to remember the brains habits, its patterns its unconditioned star of trying to cope. The awaken to the beautiful and simple fact that you are more than a series of memories, you are more than life lived with some imaginary end goal that will bring happiness.

You are in fact the energy of happiness, the spirit of attention and presence to what is. You are so much more than just a worker knocking out hours and tasks on a list. So awaken to your strengths, understand your weaknesses and awaken to the simple fact that today is another gift of opportunity to simply accept the gift we awake with.

Peace and Love, Jim

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