You can't give yourself a daily excuse. You can't say, "Today, no, I didn't sleep well." Tomorrow doesn't always exist. Right Now is invulnerable and, as far as you're concerned, immortal. Right Now is always there. It is everything. So say, "I am alive right now," and remember that "I" exists to get things done. Getting things done is everything. Period. It's how you prove to yourself that you're here. Now. And that you matter to the here and now.
Me, I'd love to get thousands of supporters. Love to sell thousands of books. But that's not the Now, is it? That's a hope, and those are the coral reefs of the future, very pretty but requiring extensive periods of time to develop. Layer by layer of Now is needed. So I got up today; I visited a book store today and had an excellent talk with the young brother behind the counter. He wants to write short stories. I told him I'd help. I got home, made lunch, checked social, turned on the TV, and almost convinced myself that tomorrow was good enough for getting things done. TV is now off. There's a short story for an upcoming anthology on consciousness that's due in a few weeks. I need to get it done. Period.
After I share this with you that's exactly what I'm going to do.
I am alive right now, and this is what I do.
Life, the universe, and everything creative
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