There’s a time and place
For one more sweet embrace
And is time ...
Time can come and take away the pain
But I just want my memories to remain
To hear your voice
To see your face
There’s not one moment I’d erase ...
How can I forget your love?
How can I never see you again?
~ Regina Spektor ~ How ~
I’ve heard a lot of talk about checking things off your bucket list. Making sure you have the experience, while you can, before you go. And it makes sense, as I’ve myself talked about as well ... but I also believe it’s not only about checking things off your bucket list, its about being present in every moment.
Being present in every moment allows you to fully experience the now. Sounds simple, but as most of us know by now, difficult to stay present when there are many many many things to distract you into the past or future.
So how do you live your life ... bucket list or presence? Most will answer, presence of course. But when was the last time you couldn’t call a friend because you were busy planning your trip, from your bucket list? You know you’ll get to it, eventually, yet eventually sometimes doesn’t come. And so you have all these wonderful experiences you can broadcast all over social media, to social media friends ... and completely be disconnected from society. We’ve all either read about it, or are the one writing it at some time ...
For some, an opportunity to detach from relationships and check out LIFE. For others, there is a quest for balance. To be able to do what you want to do and share with those you wish to share with. Yet life seem so busy for so many. I hear from others how their lives are full of ... stuff. Stuff that causes suffering. But this suffering is familiar. So on with the busy-ness of life. And that is “how” most of us live ... busy planning out next experience.
But, hey you are the only judge regarding “how” you live your life ... thrive on adventure or human connections. You have the free will, how you live your life. But does your how bring regrets? Regrets that you didn’t spend enough time, you didn't put enough energy into, you didn’t say what you have to say, or you didn’t do what you wanted to do ...
Is it as simple to decide in this very moment “how” you will pass each moment going forward? Simple concept that requires moment by moment practice .
How we live our lives is an example of who we are, not what we say we are going to do, or going to be ... but how. How we live and how we treat others. And it is never too late ... to change how you want the rest of your life to be.