i watched garden state this past weekend, and it's brought me around to thinking about "in the moment" living. i spend a lot of time planning things (thinking about the future) or reminiscing about the past (thinking about the past). how often do i actually think about right now? not tonight, but about this one moment in time. at theunderground we often show a clip from garden state where sam says something around the line of "this is your one opportunity to do something completely unique that no on in history has ever done before". a verse that comes to mind is this one:
do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. each day has troubles of its own.
it challenges us to give up control, and let tomorrow be as it may. that's something that seems nearly impossible to do for me. i want to plan coffee appointments, or know when i'm working...it's easy just to say write it off and keep on going, but i think that would be ignorant (no kidding).
i have no idea how i can continue about life without thinking about the future, i think what it's saying is spend time present in each moment, appreciating everything. it's always at this point that i quote emily gibbs "do any human beings ever realize life when they live it?" i think i've realized about five minutes of my life. (that may or may not be an exaggeration) the rest of it i've been distracted by the past and the future.