Daily Archives: September 8, 2008

Directions, but to where?


“`Cheshire Puss,’ she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. `Come, it’s pleased so far,’ thought Alice, and she went on. `Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

Alice speaks to Cheshire Cat

`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

`I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice.

`Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.

`–so long as I get somewhere,’ Alice added as an explanation.

`Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.’ “

Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Does it matter which way you go? Do you have directions?

carpe momento

Carpe Momento

Seize the moment … take bite sized chunks out of the day and use them to grow.

“Seize the very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make, and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain.” William James

“Keep the faculty of effort alive in your by a little gratuitous exercise every day. That is, be systematically ascetic or heroic in little unnecessary points, do every day or two something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.” William James

There is a dream, your dream, does it stay a dream or is there some action being taken to turn that dream into more than just a desire?

What does culture say about the second quote? If there were a natural disaster near you, what would you do? Have you contemplated a plan of action? Have you practiced that plan?

In our daily life do you practice what you desire to become? If not, how do you get there? Carve out a moment or two – just enough time to practice what that desire is.