Thursday, May 20, 2010

Why Not Now?

Waiting for Someday

If today is the day we choose to take our destiny into our own hands, we may discover that we hold the keys of fate.

The time we are blessed with is limited and tends to be used up all too quickly.

How we utilize our time is consequently one of the most important decisions we make.

However, it is far too easy to put off until tomorrow what we are dreaming of today.

The hectic pace of modern existence affords us an easy out; we shelve our aspirations so we can cope more effectively with the challenges of the present, ostensibly to have more time and leisure to realize our purpose in the future. Or we tell ourselves that we will chase our dreams someday once we have accomplished other lesser goals.

In truth, it is our fear that keeps us from seeking fulfillment in the here and now because we view failure as a possibility, so our reasons for delaying our inevitable success seem sound and rational.

If we ask ourselves what we are really waiting for, however, we discover that there is no truly compelling reason why we should put off the pursuit of the dreams that sustain us.

When regarded as a question, "Why not now?" drains us of our power to realize our ambitions.

We are so concerned with the notion that we are somehow undeserving of happiness that we cannot see that there is much we can do in the present to begin courting it. Yet when we look decisively at our existence and state, "Why not now, indeed!" we are empowered to begin changing our lives this very moment.

We procrastinate for many reasons, from a perceived lack of time to a legitimate
lack of self-belief, but the truth of the matter is that there is no time like the present and no time but the present.

Whatever we aim to accomplish, we will achieve it more quickly and with a greater degree of efficiency when we seize the day and make the most of the resources we have at our disposal presently.

All the joy, passion, and contentment we can envision can be ours right now, rather than in some far-flung point in time.

We need only remind ourselves that there is nothing standing between us and fulfillment.

If today is the day we choose to take our destiny into our own hands, we will discover that we hold the keys of fate.

Why not now?

With love & light,


1 comment:

  1. Reality is we can pursue dreams in the here and now, but we have to recognize the impacts our dreams can affect others in our lives.
    All of us at one point in our lives move to take the why not now approach, but it is those simple, not so dramatic choices we make in life, which dictate what follows.