Thursday, January 6, 2011

Plan Less. Live More.

"You'll never enjoy never your life fully by making plans" is what a friend said to me the other day. He thinks I plan life way too much.  Do I?

Well, for as long as I can remember, I have been making "To Do" lists. I love them. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I tick something off that I've done. I've always felt the need to be in control, especially concerning my life. That just makes sense, doesn't it?

I've just finished reading Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now where he talks about being present and conscious. Come to think of it, doesn't it just seem ridiculous to continue worrying over something that as passed? We can't turn back time, as much as many of us want to. Also, we have no idea of what tomorrow holds in store for us. We aren't even guaranteed the next 30 minutes. That's the reality of life. All we have is now.

So, now I'm trying my level best to practice this. It's not easy, believe me! Don't get me wrong - I'm not going to suddenly stop planning. I need some kind of outline as to where I'm headed, but to plan everything down to the minutest detail is a waste of time really, because in a split second - everything could change. So all that time that was spent planning was a waste of time and energy, when you could have been enjoying the "now" (then!)

Just my thought...!

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