Monday, June 21, 2004

One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

A drifter in Australia told Paul Theroux (The Happy Isle of Oceania): anyone can do almost anything or go almost anywhere, if he is not in a hurry.

The problem is, we are usually in too much of a hurry. When things are not happening as fast as we think they should, we give up halfway. Sometimes we just don't bother to start because we are completely turned off by the lengthy process that we think we have to go through to accomplish it.

I've written previously that there's a natural rhythm to all things in the universe and we must move in harmony with them. Sometimes we cannot hurry. It takes nine months to make a baby.

We do what we can and try to tackle one thing at a time. We focus on the task at hand because that's all we can do. No amount of eagerness or anxiety will make things happen faster. We can curse all we can--the traffic will still be at a standstill. It's better to relax and listen to the radio.

Another long week coming up. Let's take one day at a time; let's start with Monday.

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