It would be nice to picture myself on a warm tropical island, relaxing in a cool breeze, with no clock, just me and my SO holding hands, laying down enjoying the serenity of the moment.
If someone asked me if I would be happy doing that for real, I would say yes! Except for the tropical island however, what is stopping me from doing those things? Likely, I'll answer that I have responsibilities - bills to pay, chores to do, things to take care of. There hardly seems to be enough time for all those things, and when I do get time to relax, often the "real world" keeps interrupting.
When I look at what choices I'm making though, I can often spot things that add unnecessary turmoil and work to my life. My belongings own me; I vegetate, or use my free time in unsatisfying ways.
If I spent a few hours occasionally with the phone unplugged, the TV off, curled up with my SO on a soft blanket on the living room floor, would the world come to an end? When was the last time we sat or laid underneath the stars?
Just for Today
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