Don’t be caught in bad memories. Don’t be lulled in sweet memories. Memories can’t be changed, but your future can be.
I like mornings. They remind me of beginnings, a blank canvass waiting to be painted with vibrant colors. I like to believe that mornings – like beginnings – bring good things that bring hope. Before the sun smiles down at the world, I always want to be the first one to avail of the unfolding moment.
Sadly, not all people are so enamored to welcome the day like I do. Who can blame them? With plenty to do, most people equate living a day with following a set routine instead of looking at it with brimming potentials.
Carpe diem, a famous saying goes. To help us seize the day, practice is needed. The moment that we open our eyes, we should treat the day as something so pristine and practically untouched by anything that has come before it. Is it possible? Yes it is! Remember the days when you just jump out from your bed because you have this idea that is so unique you don’t want anything to come your way – not even brushing your teeth or taking a glance at the mirror – just to do what’s on your mind? It felt great, wasn’t it?
Today, just the thought of waking up still alive, breathing fresh air, and seeing my love ones (still in deep slumber, though) got me excited. And I’m still looking at dozens of weeks more, hundreds of days, thousands of hours, and so many minutes that are out there waiting to be explored and filled up in my heart’s content. Just that thought excites me no less. If that doesn’t. I don’t know what else.
I have much to look forward to this day alone. I know there’s a new moment and opportunities that will greet me today, probably bumping each other shoulder to shoulder, waiting for me to choose and pick the first thing to shape up to experience. But at the same time, I will humble myself and say a little prayer to accept this gift of today thereby allowing myself be shaped by them.
Everyday, I aim to fulfill these aspirations:
1) To be. To find that part of myself that helps me to be calm and peaceful amidst the darker days. Chaos are here to stay. But I don’t need to stuck in the rut. I can always take the high road.
2) To see. Awareness will help me see things clearly. It helps me determine the right direction to take.
3) To be true. #s 1 & 2 will help me get through it.
These past few years, I have learned that faith in ourselves is a hallmark of who we are. A humble spirit helps to find simple goodness that we can bring out everyday.
As the sun peeps out from the clouds this morning, I finally understood what Jerry Maguire said: “Breakdown, Breakthrough.”
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. — Jean Houston