Sunday, January 03, 2010

Standing on the threshold of this brand new year,
I resolve to imagine and live
my moments in
single file.
"Most of us think ourselves as standing wearily and helplessly at the center of a circle bristling with tasks, burdens, problems, annoyance, and responsibilities which are rushing in upon us. At every moment we have a dozen different things to do, a dozen problems to solve, a dozen strains to endure. We see ourselves as overdriven, overburdened, overtired. This is a common mental picture and it is totally false. No one of us, however crowded his life, has such an existence.

What is the true picture of your life?

Imagine that there is an hour glass on your desk. Connecting the bowl at the top with the bowl at the bottom is a tube so thin that only one grain of sand can pass through it at a time. That is the true picture of your life, even on a super busy day, The crowded hours come to you always one moment at a time. That is the only way they can come. The day may bring many tasks, many problems, strains, but invariably they come in single file.

You want to gain emotional poise?
Remember the hourglass, the grains of sand dropping one by one."
~James Gordon Gilkey


Tad Barney said...

I've kept this thought in mind all day long. I linked to this on my Facebook page...hope that was okay!

Caricature Girl said...

Thats cool Tad. Thanks!

SEILER said...

This piece is cool, nice job!

Caricature Girl said...

thanks Jason.