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Living Just For Today, And For Tomorrow Too

June 29, 2010

Today, as I introduce a new look for The Joy Project, I want to talk about balance. 

I’m easily knocked off balance whenever I’m living off balance to begin with.

By this I mean the balance between work and play, and also my need to live just for today, and also for tomorrow.

For today: I need to remember how strange and wonderful it is to be alive. To center myself, and slow down long enough to actually arrive where I am. To praise God by having a fucking ball. To lose my mind and come to my senses.  To live a life worthy of life. And to do all this as if nothing I do matters in the long run…because, of course, it doesn’t. 

For tomorrow: I need to “find the others” and join with them to envision and start building a future worth sacrificing for. This is because I simply need an overriding sense of purpose and meaning to my life to feel fully alive. And to do all this as if all my actions (and inactions) matter and make a difference, because, of course, they do. 

Finally, I need to embrace the contradiction of these two ways of being.

 

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2010 12:10 pm

    What’s a “fucking ball”? How does one dress to attend such a function?

  2. Niseema permalink
    June 30, 2010 2:19 am

    Yay…I like the new look and the stairway to heaven…

  3. Dave Abramowitz permalink
    June 30, 2010 5:09 am

    It’s nice to know you can praise God, especially when you’re not having a fucking ball. Fucking or unfucking, we’re here to do more than just munch our Cheerios …
    Rice Crispies are nice. They snap, crackle, and pop!

  4. Dave Abramowitz permalink
    June 30, 2010 5:11 am

    P.S. – Don’t shred your wheat!

  5. stealth bomber permalink
    July 1, 2010 11:19 am

    Can I come to the “fucking ball”?

  6. murray permalink
    July 16, 2010 1:30 am

    Well put, It is important to embrace “how wonderful it is to just be alive.

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