Lately I've been thinking about the world. It moves so fast that many of us can't even keep up and we always feel like we are behind and trying to catch up. People get anxious and stressed that they haven't achieved enough by the time they are 30 or 40, can't comply with the 'general norm'. And by setting our eyes on future goals, future happiness, our overall fulfilment and the path we need to take to achieve it, we compromise our today. We don't allow ourselves to do things on our own time because we just simply don't want to be too late to catch our chance in life. But this way we will always miss today...
So here is a quote that I spotted a few days ago and it might just save the to-day in us:
'Too-lateness, I realized, has nothing to do with age. It's a relation of self to the moment. Or not, depending on the person and the moment. Perhaps there even comes a time when it's no longer too late for anything. Perhaps, even, most times are too early for most things, and most of life has to go by before it's time for almost anything and too late for almost nothing. Nothing to lose, the present moment to gain, the integration with long-delayed Now.'
It's from Russell Hoban's novel entitled Turtle Diary. Have you read it? Thoughts? xo
P.S: Here is more on being fully present in the moment.
P.P.S: And the one piece of advice you wish you'd been given.
(Photos via A Well Traveled Woman, quote via even*cleveland)